Type one type two

bieberfever21
By bieberfever21 Latest Reply 2010-07-22 11:13:49 -0500
Started 2010-07-21 23:26:36 -0500

Is type one or type two more common in the U.S and do people who r over weight more likely to get diagnosed with diabetes


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-07-22 11:13:49 -0500 Report

Diabetes doesn't care if you are fat or skinny. It is something inside us that gets out of wack. Type 2 is more common and while it used to be less common in the youth, it is increasing. Some say due to weight, but many say it is our "western" diets of junk food and processed foods that is our demise. Often, those things also lead to being overweight, so that is why there is often a connection made.

One of the biggest telling signs of that is when you look at a traditionally "healthy" nation such as Japan. Now that they have added all the junk foods to their diets, they are finding they are having similar problems with weight and disease as we are.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-07-22 05:51:55 -0500 Report

Type 2 is far more common worldwide. Weight is interesting, there is a link between type 2 and being overweight but its not fully understood. Is it cause or effect?

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