This is my story.....Here goes..... I was diagnose with diabetes in my early 30's after giving birth to my daughter at 30 years old btw she was 10lbs 14ozs at birth. I was weighting around 190s at my 9month of pregnancy. Then about 3 years later that when I got the news. I was weighting around 200 lbs. but before I got pregnant I was weighting around 170lbs. As a child (in the 1960's) I remember my father's sister and mother had diabetes. I don’t know what type. Both on insulin, using those metal needles soaking in alcohol. They also had m&m candy and those huge peppermint sticks all over the house. LOL
In 1999 my father was diagnose and 2000 my mother both type 2 in their mid-60. In Sept 2000 my father died of lung cancer. At 77 years old my mother in is kidney failure, she has not decided to go on dialysis. I don’t know if this is from diabetes or not because her brother was on dialysis and he also had kidney transplant also type 2 in his 60’s.
I was introduce to Animas Pump in 2006 the Best thing ever. Now Medtronic 722 with CGM. LOVE IT!!!!!!! Up until the beginning last year my A1C has been low 6's to high 6's. I was working hard at keeping blood levels low as possible also was losing weight. But then the biggest FUNK came, where I was tired, depress and did not care about diabetes and the compilations of diabetes. I made excuse to my Primary and Endo doctor. I was not testing, eating whatever I want when I wanted it. I ate ice cream like it was not going to be made anymore. Ate McDonalds every other day. I was guessing boluses. So now my A1C is high 7's to high 8's and weighting 232 at my last visit to my Primary doctor in March. I had not seen my Endo doctor in 7 months I think, besides he had asked me WHY was I still coming to see him I did tell him I was depress and tried and I didn’t want to take care of my diabetes anymore. He did nothing to help me. This FUNK has lasted 1 year 3 months. What to go now.
Well… I have been behaving... testing 4-6 times a day bolusing correctly, losing weight I’m down to 218lbs since April. I will see my Primary doctor in July.
I’M I CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!
Is type 2 diabetes hereditary????