My father was diagnosed with Type 2 about 2 years ago now. Unfortunately I do not live anywhere near home anymore and only get to come back once or twice a year. However this time after coming home, I spoke to my father and he told me that he has had some dramatic weight loss and he knows thats this only happens when something is wrong. I asked if he had gone to see the doctors about it and he told me 'Ignorance is bliss'. He then continued to tell me that at the age of 50....50!, it was a good run and if he passes away due to anything, then it's ok..... I spoke to my mother about it and she told me he hasn't been taking his medication for some time now. He continues to eat all the cakes, sweets and whatever else he really shouldn't be on a daily basis. My mother, bless her, is a timid soul and already lost one husband in her life so she finds it hard to face him and just allows it to happen. None of my family are helpful at all either and just give him a hard time or completely ignore it and just let him be. It seems like I'm the only one that cares! I'm really worried for him. Clearly he is very scared about it all.... but I also think he is depressed. He speaks about death as though its just a normal thing. He just doesn't want to do anything now, he works, comes home and eats **** and passes out. He looks like death, sunken face and a tired body. He doesn't check is Sugar levels at all either. I'm totally at a loss on what to do. I don't know how to help him, to convince him. I'm just reaching out to anyone who may have gone through this with someone and has advice???? The last thing i want is a phone call saying the worst. I was thinking possibly trying to call a GP and getting a doctor to come to the house? Or even buying him the glucose machine to check his sugar levels? ahhhh I don't know help.