Vehicular Manslaughter asked:
I got tested during a physical last month. I have normal blood sugar levels, according to the doctor, and am nowhere near being diabetic yet (as my diabetic-for-20+-years-father assured me).
The thing is, I realize that even though I’m doing everything I can to avoid getting the dreaded disease (I’m not obese, monitor my diet and get regular excersize), diabetes still very much runs in my family. Right off the bat I can name about seven (immediate and distant) relatives who have it.
If there is much of a chance I could still get it, I’d like to hold it off as long as I can (having a chronic health problem is no good when you’re in college, and I do intend to enlist in the military after I graduate, but that’s beyond the point).
How much of a risk do I still have?
I’m not diabetic now and have no symptoms, also, I’m not going to be in the military for life, but for 8 years.