Do you know anyone with Type 2 Diabetes? 31 replies

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SuperSmeg

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#1 7 years ago

I just found out that my mother might possibly have it, which is odd, because I always thought I would be the one to end up with it. By comparison, she is healthier than me.

Anyway, do you know anyone with it, and if you do, how do they deal with it and is it something to be scared about?




Ryojin

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#2 7 years ago

My grandpa had it, but he died before I was born. However, my aunt also had it. From what I remember, it didn't have too huge an impact on her life, besides having to regularly check her blood sugar levels and proceed as necessary from there. My dad also had it, to a far lesser extent. He never dealt with it, which is one of the causes of his death 11 years ago, alongside extreme alcoholism. It never seemed like something to be scared of if not ignored, though.


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#3 7 years ago

I have no personal experience, but from what I understand, is that with proper care, eating and bodily upkeep (check ups, blood sugar tests, medication) it is a manageable condition despite being inconvenient. My sympathies to your mother, and I hope that she is healthy!


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#4 7 years ago

My grandmother has Type 2, and a nephew of mine has Type 1. Diabetes also runs in my family.

My step grandfather had it and it was poorly controlled despite proper treatment. His sugar would hit 400 mg/dL (4 times normal) at times. His diabetes resulted in circulatory problems and peripheral neuropathy in his legs.




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#5 7 years ago

My Dad has it and the girl I was seeing for a few months a month ago (month month month month....sound weird to you yet?) has type 2. She seemed fine with it. She said it just became another part of her life, just another routine. She had to go the doctors for a blood test every [insert time I forgot here] just for a check up etc.

It will all be fine for her, she will get used to the needles and unlike the media portrays; you don't have to be as careful with sugary food as you think.




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#6 7 years ago
Granyaski;5574511unlike the media portrays; you don't have to be as careful with sugary food as you think.

That all depends on the severity of the condition... Some people can pretty much ignore the condition and have little to no problems from it, while others need to watch it religiously lest they have serious health risks.


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#7 7 years ago

No, it is nothing to be scared about. My dad is "borderline" diabetic, so he just started eating mildly better and going for walks and he is just fine. Granted, it depends on the severity of her diabetes, but most of it is just being vigilant, many people, not just my dad are fine just by bettering their lifestyle a bit.


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SuperSmeg

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#8 7 years ago

So basically, just make sure that she watch what she eats, gets more activity going, and to watch her blood sugar level?




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#9 7 years ago

my mum has it

(shes dead)




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#10 7 years ago
SuperSmeg;5574712So basically, just make sure that she watch what she eats, gets more activity going, and to watch her blood sugar level?

Basically follow your doctor's instructions, not the instruction of a random person on the internet.

Diabetes can be a serious, life-threatening condition if you don't listen to your doctor's orders. Take it seriously and take care of yourself and you can live a perfectly healthy and fulfilling life.