Anyone recently been turned Diabetic?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by NJL, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Well, I'm having some blood work checked over the weekend to see if i'm Pre or full blown Diabetic...

    Both my father and brother are diabetic, so I just may be next...

    Is it as bad as it seems???


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Carlos i Hope everything works out for the best for you. :)
  3. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    I hope so too... :)

    I have already changed the way I live (eating better and getting 2-3 intense workouts everyweek)....

    I guess i'll have to live on edge until the tests come back (probably Mon or Tues)...

  4. All i will say is keep ontop of it, my gran has it, as does my dad, and they were both fit and healthy, me and my bro are high risk as of this obviously

    Its scarey, my dads got the worst kind, seen some seriously bad hypo's, even witnessed him die on one occasion but he was ressusitated, that, scared the **** out of me to say the least, its alot to do with him having had it for so long (almost 40 years)

    Biotechnology is advancing fairly rapidly, so hopefully a cure will be found out soon enough :)
  5. + I hope your test comes back clean man
  6. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
  7. Hope it works out.... Many can control it with diet and exercise, hopefully if you do have it, you'll fall in that group...

    Be sure to keep up on it, though, the effects can be really bad long term if you don't carefully monitor and control it. But most of them can be managed pretty successfully if you're careful, even if you're on insulin.

  8. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Diabetes runs in my family. I was tested when I was 12, but haven't been tested since. My father is "on the verge" but has changed his diet. I think I'll be tested again once I find a real job with a decent insurance plan.
  9. jkritchey


    Jul 23, 2002
    Northern Va.
    Good luck, NJL. I have a neighbor whos daughter is severely diabetic (there's a machine clipped to her belt to deliver insulin). She is a delightful person who has learned to manage better than most. Doesn't hold her back at all. You just need to be aware of what you put in your body.

    I'm sure you will rise up to whatever challenge is in front of you.
  10. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Thanks, guys!!! :)

    I have been doing intense workouts (Krav Maga) and eating better (oatmeal or cereal versus tacos or mcdonny's :rolleyes: )....

    This week I have only been once to Krav, but i'm a little sick with a cold or flu, so I'm not going to chance it.

    One thing I noticed with working out and eating better is that I'm not tired all the time! Who would of thunk'? :D
  11. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    My dad was diagnosed type II a few years ago. They didn't put him on Insulin, but they basically said, if you don't change your diet, you won't live to see 60. He was 52 at the time. He's now down some 60 pounds, and has never been healthier.

    This is a real warning to you, NJL. Diabetes is a serious problem, and can shorten your life drastically.
  12. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    I was diagnosed as type II this time last year. So far I've managed it without drugs by changing diet and getting exercise. It runs in my family too plus I'm overweight so I knew I'd be diagnosed at some point. Still, I've lost some weight since last year and I'm eating better so I'm really just on the edge. My HbA1C reads between 6.0 - 6.3 and normal is 5.7 or less so I'm still in good shape.

    Good luck, NJL, hope everything works out for you.
  13. The pack means you dont have to watch as much, but it isnt for everyone
  14. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    I like the way you worded the title of this thread. As if someone turned you Diabetic. You pissed off a witch somewhere, and she was like "BAM! now you've got DIABETES!"
  15. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    :D Damn Witches!!!
  16. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    No Reese's for them! (or me)

  17. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Well, if people can get better from being turned into a newt, I'm positive you can survive being turned diabetic.
  18. bigtexashonk

    bigtexashonk Supporting Member

    I was diagnosed with type II almost a year ago. I'm on oral medication and have modified my diet/exercise. It's an adjustment with the testing and all, but it is something that can be managed.

    Just be sure to manage the diabetes, and don't let it manage you.
  19. I've been bewitched for about three years now. Type II :smug:

    Well, everyone's case is different and if your doctor recommends diet and exercise you can pretty much consider yourself on the more manageable side of diabetes. Don't get me wrong, you still run all the downfalls of a diabetic. You will have to get your eyes tested for glaucoma and have your blood checked at least two times a year. Of course you will have to monitor your own blood, which is no big deal. Mater of fact the newer glucose metes hardly break the skin and does not bother your fingers that much. No need to go and buy picks. :p

    That's pretty much key right there. You really have to watch what you eat, think of it more as a life style change. Not just juke food, Things like apples, oranges, and tomatoes have loads of sugar. You have to eat them in moderation. Stay away from fatty foods too. Cholesterol and diabetes don't mix. Heart problems are the number one killer of people with diabetes.

    I had the same thing before I started to exercise, I was tired all the time. After I changed my diet and started to exercise, I have to say I haven't felt this good in years. One word of advise, Don't burn yourself out on an intense work out. If you do have diabetes, you will have to keep your work out schedule for the rest of your life, it's part of managing diabetes. My doctor recommended a 1/2 hour cardiovascular work out once a day.

    The last word from my doctor was, as long as I keep doing what I am doing there is no reason I shouldn't be able to live a long healthy life. That of course took a load off.

    Good luck with your diagnosis and try not to sweat it much over the weekend.
  20. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    Practically my entire Dad's side of the family is diabetic, with the exclusion of my Dad. I'm still afraid I'm going to develop it, 'specially with the way I eat. I love my junk food. I ought to get tested sometime.