Took my three year old grandson to the hospital as we were visiting his mum. Met a lady in a wheelchair in the visitors waiting area and we got talking as she had offered Jack a sweet and he was too shy to accept and I told her that it is very rare that he is allowed sweets. She told me she had Type 2 diabetes and had no problems with it.other than feet that were numb and so she needed a wheelchair but went on to say that all diabetics end up with something wrong with them. She was obese, continually munched on food whilst we were waiting to be allowed in and was drinking full sugar coke. I knew that she would not be open to any suggestions but asked her if she tested her blood sugars. The answer surprised me when she said, "Oh no dear, my Dr. looks after my diabetes as I wouldn't know where to start so I leave everything to him, he moans at me because I don't listen but I told him, it's no good moaning at me because I am not changing anything". She then said, "You will never have to worry about diabetes, you are too slim". I knew I was wasting my time in trying to help her I asked her if she had access to the internet and she said that she did but when I suggested she could join a diabetes forum and talk to other diabetics online she told me that public forums on health matters were dangerous. I think ignorance about diabetes is even more dangerous but left well alone. Luckily we were allowed on the ward and the conversation was over. We do not know her Dr. and he may be tearing his hair out with her cavalier attitude. How many more diabetics have this mindset?