Diabetes has a hereditary and an environment component. Even if no one has diabetes in your family, YOU can be the first, and pass it on to your children as well.
You can get diabetes at any age.
Consumption of refined sugars and polished starches on a regular basis in significant quantity predisposes a person to diabetes.
Diabetes has no cure and even the mildest form can produce serious complications. Good control is the only way to ensure good health.
Medication is only part of the solution. Correct lifestyle modification such as correct nutrition, regular exercise and low stress environment is vital.