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Diabetes runs in my family, I am scared of getting it. Last time I had my bloods done I was on the Borderline.
My sister, brother and mum have it, My brother died of complications at the age of 39
No history of diabetes in our family luckily, except for my Grandfather who has Type II.
I am pretty sure a lifetime of poor diet is the contributory cause for his though...
My sister is Type 1 and my brother was too. My mum was a Type 2.
It can be very dangerous if you don't look after yourself. I witnessed many times that my sister and brother have almost fallen into a diabetic coma.
My brother never looked after himself, He was told to stop drinking and stop taking sugar and cut eating all the crap but he did not listen. It killed him in the end
Do you take meds or control with diet and lifestyle?i am a Type 2 Diabetic
Not wishing to pry into your personal business (so if this is too personal, just say so, I don't want to make you uncomfortable with questions about topics that are no business of mine), but when you say you'll have your period for 6 months, do you mean 1 period would last six months in length, or you would get it consistently for 6 months? Neither sounds particularly appealing, and speaking from a male perspective I can't fathom what it must be like to have to deal with that each month, let alone particularly heavy or painful ones. Gives me an immense respect for women, dealing with that and child birth. No doubt if men were the ones dealing with it women would be hearing a hell of a lot about it, whereas women just get on with it. Such strength. Whoops, I'm rambling. My apologies.i am on Depo birth control shot to stop my period or i would have my monthly friend for 6 months
That's a bit of a misnomer. Type II diabetes, sure, you run the risk there, but Type 1 is a different animal.We don't have a history of diabetes. My father is 70 years, and he is under medication for blood pressure, but his blood sugar levels are perfectly normal. Diabetes is also a lifestyle disease, if you take a lot of carbs, you are at the risk of this disease.
I am taking a heart medication at the moment which hopefully will all but cure my cardiac problems, but an unfortunately common side effect is type II diabetes. It feels almost like a no win situation, but I feel like my heart medication trumps any future diabetic treatments I might need. Who knows for sure if I am doing the right thing…?I developed type two in my 40's. No trace of it in my family as far as I can go back. I'm fairly certain it was caused by cholesterol or blood pressure medication because I became diabetic not long after I started taking those meds. I have read several articles online where people have discussed their belief cholesterol meds caused type 2 diabetes and they're looking to prove their suspicions. It's a miserable disease and it really chips away at the quality of your life.
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