What's the latest news on Diabetes Mellitus Type 2? When do you subject your kids for testing for diabetes?

At age 40, i suffered from blurred vision and since this condition is very dangerous (i commute to and from work every day). I went to a doctor and was made to undergo test. It's at this point when i was told that i am a diabetic. It has been 3 years and taking medications has been a part of my daily routine since then. I have been very good in following my doctor but i wish to gain more updates on my ailment. I also hope there is someone who can advise on the chance of my kids inheriting diabetes (i have two kids – boys 12 and 7 y/o)

Written By Nurse007

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  • Courtney January 20, 2009, 1:57 am

    He's an answer I did not copy and paste from the Internet.

    Your children will have a higher risk or Type II diabetes because it is in their family. But it can be avoided by them if they maintain healthy eating habits and stay active. They should also avoid excessive drinking later in life. They should not be at risk now unless they are obese. Type II is on the rise with our youth because of the electronic babysitter and over indulgence of junk food and soda. If you teach your children proper eating habits now they can carry that through as adults and they will be fine. Type II runs in my family – 2 uncles and my grandfather. As long as the rest of us stay active and eat healthy we will be fine.

    Good luck to you and your family.

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