Type II diabetes is hereditary and in my family my grandfather was diagnosed at age 35. He needed to go on insulin but was noncompliant and became a double amputee. My two uncles and my mother all had diabetes as well. My two uncles were also noncompliant and died at a very early age. My mother on the other hand had the gotta wanta and listened to my recommendations and lived until she was 90 years old. When I was diagnosed with type II diabetes (a lazy pancreas) my doctor wanted to put me on meds and I told him I AM A Health Educator and I wanted to control my sugars with life style change I did just that I lost 20 lb increased my exercise started salsa dancing and cooking and creating healthy recipes and kept a positive attitude about life.