Here's an interesting article about Type 2 diabetes and preconceived ideas about it.

By LadyLouAnn Latest Reply 2013-12-16 15:53:49 -0600
Started 2013-12-15 18:47:24 -0600

I have had reactive hypoglycemia since I was in my 20s and quite thin. I tend to think that I have a genetic predisposition towards type 2 diabetes and my doctor agrees.

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tabby9146 2013-12-16 07:38:30 -0600 Report

interesting. I hope you do not ever have diabetes, but when I was having light headed and dizzy spells, the latter being pretty bad and scary at times, I went to my primary doc, who ran tests, but thought I had reactive hypo also. I was hoping that was it, and researched it. Then I had the fasting glucose tolerance test. it was obvious. I was 170 lbs at the time, skinny arms and legs, but all in my midsection, thicker waist and more tummy than I have now. I immediately got to work exercising, though I had been exercising for 7 months prior to that diagnosis, I worked out more extensively, and changed my diet and ever since then, I have been doing very well, got rid of all the weight in early 2009 and kept it off ever since. I am at ideal weight and still very much type 2.

Glucerna 2013-12-16 15:53:49 -0600 Report

That's excellent news that you've managed T2 so well with changes in your food choices and exercise! ~Lynn @Glucerna

Glucerna 2013-12-15 20:16:39 -0600 Report

Thanks for posting the article LadyLouAnn. Type 2 is definitely complex, and since there are so many variables there's no 'one-size-fits-all' approach. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-15 20:31:05 -0600 Report

Very true Lynn. Genetics does not always play a role in T-2. My parents were not diabetic and neither is my sister.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-15 19:47:32 -0600 Report

I have taken obese and thin people to the hospital for treatment of both T1 and 2. I have also taken just as many skinny people to the hosptial for treatment for high blood pressure and stroke symptoms.

The media wants people to believe that high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes only happens to obese people which is far from the truth. Skinny people are predisposed to the same illnesses as obese people.

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