This is all about the family!
Writing and reading on these diabetic boards, I have often seen situations whereby unhappy situations do occur when one member gets diabetes. Be it the wife, husband or a child, the change in every day's life can cause problems. Like I read about the wife of the man getting diabetes stating that this diabetes is his business and she won't be involved in it. Or like the family I wrote about to you where in the family a little boy got diabetes requiring a daily needle and the husband refused any involvement with the treatment of the little boy, to the point that there was a marriage breakup.
Then there is the matter of what food to eat. Of cause seperate food for the diabetic can be cooked and the rest of the family eats other food. This does set the diabetic apart of the rest of the family, not ideal, right?
In our family, whenI got diabetes type-1, 51 years ago, we had two little boys and Johanna made it a rule that we all got to eat the same as what was requred for the diabetic, namely me!
The kids did grow up using minimal sweets and now that they are well in their fifties they don't like sweets which is a good thing and they never got diabetes like their Daddy.
The way we lived through the many years, is probably the best way from when the kids are still small. It might be harder when the kids are older when Mom or Dad get diabetes.
Johanna and I are married 61 years and we never had trouble eating the right foods tegether. Johanna is my food police and I love her for that. Yes, I still sin with taking some piece of chocolade from time to time and having to pay for that with high readings. Some people never learn eh?
Hope yall had a good Christmas and will have a healthy New Year.
For on the lighter side I have this little girl who wrote a letter to God. After the baby brother was born she thanked God for the brother but added, God, I realy asked for a puppy?

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Well she got something better! LOL!

No I have lived through where the "family" my dad mainly would give me the shots when I 1st took Type 1 but my mom made sure of what I ate and quit making the sweets (back then my dad loved them and my mom quit making them b/c of me) anyway he told me when I was 11 that mom used to make good food til I became a diabetic...Fast forward to the last 10 years she was with us. I decided that I could leave them alone so the rest of my family could have what they wanted. We did & do (with what cousins are left now) get together at my g-mothers for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. I just let the other's there east the desserts and I leave them alone. That way everybody is happy. My dad passed 2 years ago now and it has really gotten easier for me even when he was here with us doing that.

It's important to remembber that the food that is "good for us" is also generally good for everyone else whether they are in your family or on the moon.

I don't ask my family to limit what they eat for me. I agree with Acidrock that the diet we follow will be good for anyone but just because it's bad for us doesnt mean it's bad for everyone else. I let them eat what they want and that makes me happy because I like to cheat sometime :-). My wife would gladly cook only for me and I love her it.

Gary S.

I dunno, I think that anything that's bad for us is likely bad for them too? Plus, if they are related to us, they are at risk themselves and should pay attention to what they are up to!

Hi all. I have to say. Since my son had diabetes at the middle of life (age 15) we didnt change food habits at first. I didn't understand how important food was in the role of diabetes. Than my dad got sick and also found he had type 2. The more I was learning about the decease the more I thought wow we all need to watch what we eat because as we change and get older the things we eat and lack of exercise increases the chance for type 2. Since my dad passed in 2009 and recently my son was now rediagnosed as type 1 after DKA we all work hard to eat rite and be the better example. I keep trying to believe there is good in him having this even though I havn't seen the good yet! Blessed we still have him and blessed to have great support on here. Friends Kimberly

? How likely is it that my daughter age 17 would show up with diabetes if her brother showed up with it at age 15 and her grandfather on dads side has type 1 and and my father had type 2 after age 35. so its been on both sides. could it skip her? I havn't seen the signs of it with her but wondering should we have her checked. My son had a injury and had to have surgery thats how it was discovered. Just curious.




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