WOW....I just got hit with some news that I'm not even sure what to do with. It seems that my real mother has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Now, we're not talking about the epitomy of healthy living here....she has never taken good care of herself. She's been a smoker for years, in fact, has even been diagnosed with Ephysema. Has she quit smoking? NOOOO. Her excuse is she's too scared to quit. Whatever that means.
I mention this news to my grandma who lives with us. She proceeds to tell me that HER mother (my great-grandmother) was borderline diabetic but managed it with diet. So now I have family history of it on BOTH sides. No one is/was obese or overweight.
Now I'm freaking out. I have not had a full physical in AGES....honestly I'm too scared that they'll tell me something is wrong with me. The only doctors I've seen for the last 5 years are OB/GYNS. OK, I saw a family practice doctor when I had a sinus infection. I just don't go for my annual physical.
I am by no means a "health conscious" person. I do not exercise. I eat way too much junk food. I love my sweets, soda, etc. So now I think I have a reason to be scared.
OH yea....and that's on top of the fact that my dad had cancer back in 1981. F'N lovely.