So you have a family history of diabetes? Try the risk assessment to identify if you at risk. If you at risk, ask your GP to undertake a pathology test to determine if you have Diabetes.
Diabetes is no longer a death sentence with extensive treatment options available
There are basically 3 types of Diabetes
Type 1 - usually results from an infection causing the pancreas not to produce insulin.
Type 2 - The pancreas overtime slows down in the production of insulin. Treatment options can be simply diet and exercise then medications can be added.
Gestational Diabetes - mums to be have decreased amount of insulin production during pregnancy and require short term treatment until the baby arrives.
Want more information on Diabetes, check out Diabetes Australia and the National Diabetes Service website