Re: Concerned, 20 year old man.
Worrier,one way of getting rid of these worries is to clean up your act. That might be a rough way of me telling you that you really have to slow down on reckless behavior. You already know that your dad has diabetes. So you are a real good candidate for it too. There many ugly things that come along with diabetes. Loss of eyesight, loss of toes feet and legs. Loss of those things WILL slow you up.
It is all up to you. You can choose to slow down on the bad stuff and live a very happy life for a very long time or coose the other route. I have had diabetes for over 50 years with type 1. I have not let diabetes slow me down or stop me from doing anything. Where my friends may drink 4 beers I'll have 1. Where everyone is chowing down on pizza I'll have a salad and only 1 slice. As far as safe sex, what can be said? Go to the doctor and get tested for diabetes. It will take a lot off of your mind.