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KellieJo
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   Posted 6/19/2010 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I usually hang out in the fibro forum but something happened last night.
 
First, diabetes run in my family, grandmother and an uncle had it.  My husband has passed out several times in our marriage, doctors don't know why.  It usually happens when he doesn't eat right I've noticed.
 
 
We have a 10 year old daughter, she is big like my older child.  I do realize some of it is genetics however I try to monitor her eating too.   We are large family, 8 in all.  I noticed when everyone is at home during dinner, she fills her plate up, guessing she is afraid she won't get her fair share.  My dh and I are starting to make her plate for her.   I push her outside to play and we take walks together too.   To give you an ideal, she weighs 175 and is 5'3".
 
Last night around 10, I noticed something wasn't right with her.  She said she felt shaky inside and dizzy.   We gave her milk and something to eat.  After a while she started to fell better then went to sleep.
 
My husband said this happens to him prior to passing out.  My view is to monitor her and if it happens again call the doctor.
 
Thanks and blessings,
 
Kellie

LanieG
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   Posted 6/19/2010 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kellie, I'm sure you're worried about both your husband and your daughter.  I think both should be seen by their doctors and examined.  Explain what's going on with the feelings of shakiness and their eating patterns.  There may be other health issues but it's true their blood sugar might be all over the place, so the sooner they see a doctor, the better.  Can you give us an example of what you (as a family) eat during the day for each meal?
Lanie
 
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diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet


KellieJo
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   Posted 6/19/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for replying.....

Morning: cereal with milk

Lunch: It can be sandwiches/chips or soup & crackers.

Dinner: Usually a meat, potatoes and veggies.....


The kids do eat a snack in the day usually a granola bar and a snack at night which is usually popcorn.

Emma is a grazer so I try to keep my eye on her. I try to be gentle when talking about her weight but I tell her diabetes runs in the family, how important it is to take care of our bodies.

LanieG
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   Posted 6/19/2010 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
What strikes me about the meals would be the amount of carbs - but then as someone who is insulin resistant, I know that those carbs would make my blood sugar rise terribly.   In my opinion, it would be a good idea to ditch the popcorn (lots of carbs) and potatoes, maybe the granola bars and substitute, nuts, cheese, crunchy veggies with natural peanut butter or cream cheese.  Cutting down on the carbs will bring blood sugar down and help everyone lose weight.  In the meantime, I still think it's a good idea to see their doctors so lab tests can be done to see what's going on with their blood sugar.  I know it's hard dealing with kids (I have two but we all survived somehow.  They're 26 and 28 now.)  Forcing them or even suggesting something new may not work but somehow I'd introduce some different food/snack if I were you.  Good luck with that!  Let us know what happens!
Lanie
 
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Chaul22
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   Posted 6/19/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I was underweight and ate somewhat healthy. Then I started dehydrating a little bit, drinking more water and kept waking up during the night to go to the toilet often. That's what high blood glucose levels do, and generally what happens when there is less insulin in your body. At that point at 11 I was diagnosed with type 1 when my parents took me to the doctor. Exercise is a part of the treatment but I don't do that half as much as I should now..

These days it's also possible to be diagnosed with type 1 well into the 20's and with type 2 in youth. I suppose type 2 takes a little longer to notice. Usually what happens pre-diagnosis is that the blood glucose starts creeping upwards and it does not drop that easily (without extra insulin). I'm not qualified to say any kind of diagnosis to those symptoms though..

Diabetes doesn't run in our family. None of the living relatives have it, and of our ancestors nobody knows.

LanieG
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   Posted 6/19/2010 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, type 1 is completely different from type 2 although both can benefit from a low-carb eating plan and regular exercise.  Chaul22, have you read Dr. Richard Bernstein's book Diabetes Solution?  He is type 1 also and is deep in his 70's.  His book is very helpful for all diabetics.
Lanie
 
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Chaul22
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   Posted 6/19/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
No, I haven't, but I'll keep that in mind, thanks. I'll try and look for it after I recover from this bad bad flu.

LanieG
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   Posted 6/19/2010 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope you feel better!
Lanie
 
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Chaul22
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   Posted 6/23/2010 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks.. but I'm not feeling ok yet. The flu started over three weeks ago on Sunday. I was sick until next Saturday, then healthy for a week and then the flu reoccurred. Again the flu symptoms lasted for about a week, but this time my throat was left sore and that's what I'm still suffering from. It hurts every time I swallow. I got antibiotics from the doctor who's been appointed to treat the company employees. I saw a nurse today because the pain wasn't going away, but she could only advice me to take ibuprofein. The infection or whatever it is is throwing my blood glucose levels way off balance.. To top it all, I also got an eye infection, or two, and my summer vacation just started. I'm not having a good month.. <_<
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