All About Diabetes (Type I, Type II and What To Do)

 

Lynn

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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 :(
 

Lee

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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...
 

PGen98

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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 :(

I've had Type 1 since I was 11, and it's certainly not a fun thing to deal with! I had a period of time where I sort of rebelled against it in my 20s, just sort of gave up on everything and I paid a heavy price for letting myself slide, health wise. So it's something you absolutely have got to keep on top of if you do have it. Totally understand the apprehension at ever being diagnosed with it, but it is totally manageable, particularly Type II, though it does require a fairly strict and healthy diet to do so. Something I frequently fail at, even still...

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...

Yeah, there are a few in the older generations who ate quite poorly and wound up getting Type II later in life. My gran was among them, horrible diet and she caught it later in life.
 

Lynn

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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 :(
 

PGen98

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My sister is Type 1 and my brother was too. My mum was a Type 2.

Yeah, that's a history of diabetes there, for sure. Understandable that you'd want to do your best to not get it. Also understandable why you'd be scared of getting it, though I'm certain if you did you'd be more vigilant in keeping on top of things!

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.

As someone who has diabetic seizures on occasion and has fallen into a diabetic coma that lasted 2 days when I was 13/14, I can confirm that they're not fun to deal to with! If you're looking after yourself, however, particularly on the Type 2 side of things, then you shouldn't have issues like this at any point.

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 :(

My brother was the same. We actually thought this was what killed him because of his stubbornness, until we learned the truth of him taking his own life. He was a trucker that lived the trucker lifestyle, horrible diet and erratic hours, so that eventually caught up with him, he was told frequently to change his ways, he didn't. Stubborn people do not make for good diabetics, sadly. It takes a bit of work to keep yourself healthy as a diabetic.
 

marti

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it is they told me that it because of my PCOS

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman's hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes their body to skip menstrual periods and makes it harder for them to get pregnant.
Risk Factors: Infertility; Diabetes; Obesity...
Symptoms: Hair loss; Depression (mood); Acne
 

PGen98

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Ah, I've heard of PCOS and had a friend with it, she had all sorts of issues because of it, it was a nightmare for her because it caused her to have extremely heavy and long periods. She was in so much discomfort and pain every time she got her period, and she was one of those really sweet girls, made me wish there was a way she could've transferred that pain to me. I'd have suffered for her, she was hurting so much. I certainly wouldn't wish PCOS on anyone!
 

PGen98

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i am on Depo birth control shot to stop my period or i would have my monthly friend for 6 months
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.
 

simpleliving21

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While it doesn't run in my family, seeing how it is becoming more and more common is scary. I think everyone knows at least one person who has it. I know 4. I hate this disease and I hope one day they find a cure for it. I know for a lot of people, it can be reversed with exercise and diet changes but only if you do it right away.
 

nomad

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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.
 

PGen98

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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.
That's a bit of a misnomer. Type II diabetes, sure, you run the risk there, but Type 1 is a different animal.
 

Foxy

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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.
 

Lee

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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.
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…?
 

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