Type II Diabetes

Deng Xio Ping
By Deng Xio Ping Latest Reply 2009-01-15 19:06:32 -0600
Started 2009-01-15 15:08:48 -0600

I read in WebMD that type II diabetes comes from "belly fat." Of course my case from my service in Vietnam in 1969. I was told by the VA that 80% of servicemen who served in Viet Nam have type II. Perhaps that is because when we came home we all got fat and lazy. The Viet Nam vet group I belong to all the guys have guts! This year I am going to get rid of mine and see what happens to my Diabetes.

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LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-15 19:06:32 -0600 Report

Hi. There's some very good information in discussions on this site about Type 2 (and diabetes in general), and about the things that cause it or make it more likely you'll eventually be diagnosed with it. Genetics is a big one, as Skip said. Diet and lifestyle (exercise, or lack of it) contribute greatly as well. As for belly fat, that's never a good thing anyway. Fat around the midsection is mentioned in connection with other health issues as well. You can dramatically improve your blood sugar with exercise, weight loss and eating right. But that will also improve your overall health and any other health issues you might face. I hope you'll look through the topics of discussions listed to the left and take advantage of the great information that has been shared there. Good luck with losing weight and getting things under control.

SkipT 2009-01-15 18:51:42 -0600 Report

I am a type 2 Viet Nam vet also. I was overweight, but that is something that really doen't indicate that you will develope diabetes. The agent orange we were sprayed with is considered a culprit. Also, it runs in families.

I did manage to lose weight and have been maintaining by BG with diet only. So losing the gut does help.