Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
Diabetes is an invisible disease. Type I, Juvenile onset, is the insulin-dependent variety. Both of my children and two of their four little ones all have it and live with two shots a day. They look fine, but their disease eats away at their bodies from the inside. Over time, it will take a serious toll on them.
Your father is looking at Type II, adult onset. This variety is controllable through diet modifications and pills to stabilize blood sugars.
The good news is, people who have diabetes can keep themselves in pretty good control as long as they balance their food intake, and their exercise levels - and check their blood several times a day...
All will be well, Julie - Hang in there...