I've been thinking lately that I might have diabetes. I have some of the symptoms. someone told me that I may have it because of the food I eat. at lunch I eat like a lot of junk food because at school we have nothing esle. could that be why? Can I get diabetes from the food I eat? please answer!! thankss.
well... typically...diabetes is most common in native american's and people who are overweight, and if it runs in the family. But normal people can get it too, those are just the most common. If you have an unhealthy diet, you can put yourself at risk. You can never really know unless you go to a doctor. A majority of the people at school probably eat junk food at school not just you. I wouldn't try to diagnose yourself, I would go to the doctor and get some blood work done and they would be able to tell you better than anyone on this site could. You could be thinking about the symptoms so much that your mind will believe it and your body will too.
Chances are pretty good that you do not have it, and only a doctor or lab can say.
IF you do, you should know that diabetics lead pretty normal lives. Thousands of VERY successful people have it. Rock stars, actors, world leaders, Miss Americas, Olympic gold medalists, pro athletes in every sport, plus millions and millions of ordinary moms, dads, and kids.
So however it turns out for you, Good Luck!!
Get tested to find out for sure - no need to panic, one day at a time - keep it under control and you live a normal life - see your Dr and put your mind at ease...I wish you the best !!