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Society is quick to blame a person with Type-2 diabetes saying it was brought on by diet and lack of exercise. Heck everything you see in mainstream media say it's because they are fat. While weight does play a factor it is not the only factor or the major factor in devolping Type-2. No one knows if weight gain causes Insulin Resistance pr if it is the other way around. If it was just weight and diet related why isn't every over weight person Type-2, and why have I met skinny Type-2s, fit type-2s, vegetarian type-2s and gasp for you Fork Over Knifes snake oil salesmen believing Vegan type-2s.
The fact is like Type-1 they don't know what causes Type-2 diabetes. It is known that many factors contribute to Type-2, Weight being one of them, environmental exposure being another(agent orange exposure), autoimmune disorder and the biggest factor genetics.
I also get tired of people comparing Type-1 and Type-2. I have had people tell me on learning I am Type-1" oh thats the bad one". Really? How so cause I have to take insulin or I die bah that's not to bad. In fact I think in some ways I have it easier then Type-2s. If I want a big carb filled meal I just have to take a larger dose of insulin a Type-2 not on insulin therapy doesn't have that choice. Do Type-1s have society blaming them for being Type-1 not for the most part but there are people who are just plan stupid. Do Type-1s have to deal with as many snake oil salesman telling them that they can cure or "reverse" diabetes with a magic diet or tea. No we know there is no cure and Type-2s in the know, Know that they can control thier diabetes with diet and exercise but in the end they still have diabetes. If my sugars are normal for days on end all I have to do is miss a shot to know I am not cured.