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Edith Shares If Diabetes Runs In Her Family (VIDEO)

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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.

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