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Why do people insist that diabetes is always as a result of consuming too much sugar and being overweight?

Why do people insist that diabetes is always as a result of consuming too much sugar and being overweight? At the time I was diagnosed I was not overweight, did not consume vast amounts of sugar, sugary foods, fat or junk foods. I ate, as I always have, and still do, a healthy, balanced diet based on wholefoods, fruit and vegetables. I have never smoked and walked at least 5 miles 6 days a week. I have type 2, and was aged 56 when diagnosed. It is very well controlled, with none of the associated complications. I am taking tablets and not insulin. In response to some answers, I am not aware of any blood relatives with diabetes. I had been going through a time of severe stress for a while and when diagnosed my then doctor thought that may have been the trigger, something had to give . When I walk I build up a good steady pace, even uphill. I used to walk to and from work, each way took about 35 to 40 mins. depending on the weather. I walk or cycle now as much as I can. The tablets I take are metformin and rosiglitazone combined and on low dosage.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose a sugar that is the body's main source of fuel. When you eat, Glucose from the food gets into your bloodstream, your pancreas makes a hormone called insulin, which helps the glucose get into the body's cells, and your body gets the energy it needs. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas fails to make enough insulin. Diabetes, can come to you specially if you already have a family history that predisposes you to it. A sedentary life with a poor diet, or being overweight can contribute to acquiring Type II Diabetes.

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