My family's been vegetarian/vegan since before I was born. We have a very strong genetic tendency towards both kinds of diabetes, and it's starting to appear en masse in my direct family.
- My mom and dad have reduced glucose tolerance (and Dad's family is riddled with diabetes),
- I'm a type 1 diabetic, diagnosed at 14
- My youngest brother is borderline type 2
- My middle brother was just diagnosed with type 1, yesterday. He's still in the hospital.
I've started making suggestions to them about paleo. Nothing direct yet, but they're all intelligent people - I can win them over if my case is good enough. I just can't stand by and let this happen.
What helped you all with your families?