Is Honey Boo Boo diabetic? 'Mama June' star Sugar Bear speculates daughter's health condition could be hereditary
"You know, I’m a diabetic and the doctor says it’s hereditary," Sugar Bear says
That Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson share a strained relationship Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson would be an understatement. Countless arguments, and a custody battle later, the father is still concerned but will his efforts to reach out to his daughter yield results?
Sugar Bear has been calling Honey Boo Boo for a while now but given how their last conversation went, it was only fair that she chose not to take his calls. After recovering from a coma and passing out in a restroom of a diner, Sugar Bear probably realizes that diabetes is corroding him. He fears Honey Boo Boo may have it as well.
Wife Jennifer Lamb Thompson, however, is not impressed let alone be convinced. Worried about Sugar Bear's health, she says that all Honey Boo Boo and her family do is bring stress to him. Even though the father-daughter duo has had trouble staying on the same page, he is convinced that there's a slim chance he could fix it. More than anything else, he wants to let her know that she may have inherited diabetes. "You know, I’m a diabetic and the doctor says it’s hereditary and, you know, there’s the possibility that she might get it," he says in the preview clip.
Jennifer defeatedly says: "You know what? I’m done with it. If you choose them over me, go live with them." At this point, she may come across as unreasonable to some but one cannot fault her for saying what she did. During her confessional, Jennifer explained how the couple did all they could to convince Honey Boo Boo that she'll be happy with them. "No one has fought any harder for Alana than I have," she says, and "All I wanted was the best for her."
Try as they might but with Pumpkin around, they won't be able to take Honey Boo Boo away. She has taken care of the little one long enough to know how to shield her from Sugar Bear and Jennifer's strategies. Pumpkin is the protective sister who will go to any length to ensure Honey Boo Boo is happy and content in her space. With mother June Shannon battling drug addiction, the 15-year-old's formative years were not exactly peaceful and therefore, Pumpkin takes extra care of her.
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