That's the question my son, almost 4-1/2 years old, asked me tonight.
How do you answer that question? My wife and I both responded with "I hope not", but the follow-up question -- the favorite question of all children -- was a familiar "Why?"
An even harder question to answer. Because we want him to be healthy (meaning I'm not)? Because we want him to live for a long time (and I won't)?
In the end, my wife told him that I have to have an insulin pump that gives me medicine all the time, and that I don't eat everything that I would like to. It's easier not to have those restrictions.
And then we went on to discuss something completely different. But I know the topic will re-emerge. Hopefully just in the form of discussions, and not in a diagnosis.