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2/4/13 11:46 A

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Sorry to hear that, Tema. emoticon
Fortunately, from being on Spark and working on your own health, you are armed with LOTS of good knowledge/education to face this with strength.

Hugs to the young'uns. The silver lining is that they will learn to live a healthy lifestyle early on and be able to improve their chances against adult stuff like high blood pressure, etc..

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2/1/13 1:02 P

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Tema, I know that many people can control this with diet and exercise. The examples of the amputees were people I know that were older. The other two are friends that are younger than I am and I worry about so much. Neither eat properly and there is some exercise. Frankly, both could have controlled this with diet early on and didn't and progressed to insulin quickly.

I know you will get the information you need and you will be able to get it across to your kids and you'll find a way to get them to understand the seriousness of it.

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2/1/13 8:30 A

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Have you read "Fat Chance" by Robert Kustig? He is a pediatrician and describes how the foods we eat affect our bodies. I haven't read it yeet but have ordered it. I think you have the power to make this OK for your kids...exercise, whole grains, fiber. Best of luck to all of you!

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Thanks Chole I really want them to get it without scaring them to death...but I think this so serious....thanks for sharing

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Tema, research and do all you can. I have two friends who have diabetes, both in their early 40's. Neither one eat properly to control it with diet. One is on insulin daily and the other is SUPPOSED to be but only takes it when she feels she needs it. I have known a few people who have died from complications caused by diabetes. All of them had had to have amputations done. It started out as toes, and feet. One lost the leg to the knee the other mid-thigh. It is scary stuff!

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Hello all I've had a busy day today....Doctor appt. with the kids all day long...finally our last appt. was with the pediatrician and I found out not one but both boys ages 13 & 15 are right at the threshold for diabetes the range is 4.5 I think to 6.0 and they are at 5.8 & 5.9 they will test again in three months if they 6.0 they will be given some other test to see where they are at and may have to get on medication...so I'm going to go and google diabetes to see how we can get this under control with eating right...I'm also scheduled to go to the doctor myself on Tuesday to see where I'm at with it....I'm a little nervous about that because we all basically eat the same things...I'm also going to start back at the gym with my 15 yr old my 13 yr old is to young to join....which I think is sad because I believe with the right foods and exercise we can get this all under control....I kinda feel bad because I'm the one who shops for the food...they wouldn't eat what I don't buy...So this has really motivated me to get it together if not for my sake definitely for their sake...I've seen people with out of control diabetes and it not a pretty site...I've even had one friend die from it...So this is my wake up call...I only hope I can get my kids to see how important it is now to take care of their bodies

Do any of you have children with diabetes



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