If the child has type 2 diabetes, inform dad, he can go blind, lose a limb, be on dialysis due to kidney failure etc...Diabetes is not just a sugar problem, it affects every cell in the human body and does major damage if not corrected or controlled. Dad is setting his child up for alot of undue heartaches and more complications health wise if he doesnt do something. If it was me, I would gather as much info on the effects of obesity and diabetes and have a real talk with him, he might not understand the issues completely.
The reason I brought up type 2 is because it is closely related to being over weight and inactive, if this is the case he can with a healthy attitude towards eating and exersice lose the weight and step away from the damage it is doing.
at 3:50 PM on Apr. 8, 2009