That's not good. We should get you to the hospital.
Dad, is everything okay?
I'm sorry, but you're father has Type 2 diabetes. That's why he felt tingling.
What does that mean? How can I help him?
it means that his body cannot properly produce insulin and it needs some help in learning how.
Sarah's dad started to feel tingling in his hands and feet, so Sarah felt that she should take him to the hospital.
The best way you can help him right now is by making sure he maintains a healthy diet and does something to keep him physically active.
Hear that dad? We got to watch what you eat now, and got to start excising.
When they got to the hospital, the doctor told them Sarah's dad had Type 2 diabetes.
The doctor explained to them what diabetes does (in his case) and explained why he felt tingling. Fun fact: Hispanics are more likely to get diabetes especially if you're 45 and older and/or are a male.
Low sugar intake keeps the diabetes at bay!
So, what can people with diabetes do? Well that's what the doctor is explaining to Sarah.
3 years after being taken to the hospital, Sarah's dad, Jacob started working out to help himself. Although he has to get his finger pricked everyday, he would still prefer that than being unhealthy.