Edith shares if any one in her family has been diagnosed with diabetes.
Yes, my grandfather, I can remember him as a kid. We used to call him peg-leg grandpa because he had diabetes, and he had his leg removed above his knee, and he had diabetes. It kind of to me, skipped a generation because my mother and her siblings didn’t seem to have diabetes, but then the next generation, my sister, my brother and myself, all have had diabetes and I know of some cousins that have had it too, of that generation.
So, I just know that it’s in our family, and I warned my children about it and tell them to get tested, pay attention. And maybe it will skip a generation and I won’t have to worry about my children, but grandchildren are something else. So you worry about them all the time, but I think everything that is being discussed on television, medical groups, they are making diabetes more people-friendly, so to speak.
I don’t think it’s such a scary thing anymore. True, there’s more diabetics now than there ever was, but, again, that’s our nutrition and if you’re not knowledgeable about it, you can just ruin yourself.
View More Diabetes Videos:
Visit CareMore Care Center: