My dad has Type 2 Diabetes
I heard not long ago that my father now has Type 2 Diabetes. Before he and my mom got married, they used to do extreme hiking and biking, but after my brother and I were born he lost touch with his athleticism. He started getting into really bad eating habits. He drinks far too much soda and has far too much sodium intake, there was a point where he would go to a drive-thru restaurant multiple times a day.
Since I was born he has gained almost 100 pounds (this is over a 19 year span), which is a lot of weight to gain. I personally have had pretty decent eating habits throughout my life, I don't drink soda or go to drive-thru restaurants unless there is not other eating options (ex. car trips). I truly am worried about him. Since he found out he had type 2 diabetes I haven't noticed much of a change in his eating habits. He still seems to eat a lot of sodium and there is still a large soda supply in my house.
I want him to be able to change his lifestyle and lose weight so that the diabetes doesn't shorten his life-span, I don't want to lose my father sooner then I expect to. I was born pretty late in his life, so he is on the older side anyway, and I am afraid that if he sustains these eating habits he won't be there for me or my brother's weddings, and he won't be able to see his future grandchildren. I love him so much and just want to help him. I want these bad eating habits to stop and I want him to take control of his weight and his life. I don't know what I would do without him. Does anyone have any ideas of how I can help change his eating habits? Please help.
I love you dad.