In the past 20 years, 4 people in my family have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes: Both my grandfathers, my aunt on my dad’s side, and my uncle on my mom’s side. All these people were/are within the healthy BMI range and live healthy lifestyles (my dad’s dad was vegan for many years). My dad’s side of the family has Native blood, which I’ve heard is prone to diabetes for some reason. All were diagnosed after age 50.
I’m 29, 5’3", 122lbs, do cardio and strength training exercises 5 days a week, and limit sugars and fats in my diet. Will any of these precautions matter, or is my pancreas set to fail at some point in my life no matter what I do? I get annual physicals, my last one being about a month ago, and my doc said my sugars look great. I’m still worried that I’m genetically marked to be diabetic, since these family members didn’t end up with it due to lifestyle.