: Why do people say that obesity leads to diabetes, But all diabetic people I know are really thin?

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: Why do people say that obesity leads to diabetes, But all diabetic people I know are really thin?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Obesity is a major cause of type 2 diabetes but it isn’t the only cause. Some people are born with it or develop it naturally due to a predisposition. I would say your experience is A-typical, most of the diabetics I know are on the plus side.

Anonymous 0 Comments

There are 2 types of diabetes:

Type 1 Diabetes is caused by your pancreas either not producing insulin or nor not enough insulin. This is the diabetes people are born with. It’s typically a result of your immune system attacking the insulin producing cells in your pancreas.

Type 2 Diabetes is known as adult onset diabetes which can be a result of obesity. It is caused by your cells becoming resistant to insulin.

Insulin is a hormone in your body that allows sugar to enter your cells. Your cells need sugar to function, and in both cases sugar is trapped in your bloodstream so your cells can’t get the fuel it needs. Are all the people you know diagnosed with type 1 diabetes?

Anonymous 0 Comments

Obesity is a major cause of type 2 diabetes but it isn’t the only cause. Some people are born with it or develop it naturally due to a predisposition. I would say your experience is A-typical, most of the diabetics I know are on the plus side.

Anonymous 0 Comments

There are 2 types of diabetes:

Type 1 Diabetes is caused by your pancreas either not producing insulin or nor not enough insulin. This is the diabetes people are born with. It’s typically a result of your immune system attacking the insulin producing cells in your pancreas.

Type 2 Diabetes is known as adult onset diabetes which can be a result of obesity. It is caused by your cells becoming resistant to insulin.

Insulin is a hormone in your body that allows sugar to enter your cells. Your cells need sugar to function, and in both cases sugar is trapped in your bloodstream so your cells can’t get the fuel it needs. Are all the people you know diagnosed with type 1 diabetes?

Anonymous 0 Comments

There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.

The first thing that you need to understand is insulin. Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas. It acts like a “key” to unlock your body’s cells and let glucose (sugar) inside.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that leaves your body unable to *make* insulin.

Type 2 is when the cells in your body are *resistant* to normal insulin levels.

Type 1 is the type you’ve most likely encountered (especially if you’re in school/young). Before the 1980s, type 2 diabetes was nearly unheard of in children/teens. Since the obesity epidemic, numbers have increased for all age groups.

If a person is obese, their blood has high levels of glucose in it from (hypothetically) overeating or eating foods high in sugar/carbohydrates. A lot more goes into obesity, such as hormone levels, etc., but we’ll keep it simple.

All that sugar in the blood means the pancreas is CONSTANTLY dumping insulin, and the “keyholes” in the cells become less receptive to opening for the “keys” (insulin).

Type 1 is always insulin-dependent. Meaning they have to give themselves injections of insulin since their bodies don’t make it. But the FUNCTION of insulin is still normal inside their body.

Type 2 is more complex. Some are insulin-dependent, but others manage through diet/oral medication that focuses on lowering blood glucose and overall insulin levels.

Anonymous 0 Comments

There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.

The first thing that you need to understand is insulin. Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas. It acts like a “key” to unlock your body’s cells and let glucose (sugar) inside.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that leaves your body unable to *make* insulin.

Type 2 is when the cells in your body are *resistant* to normal insulin levels.

Type 1 is the type you’ve most likely encountered (especially if you’re in school/young). Before the 1980s, type 2 diabetes was nearly unheard of in children/teens. Since the obesity epidemic, numbers have increased for all age groups.

If a person is obese, their blood has high levels of glucose in it from (hypothetically) overeating or eating foods high in sugar/carbohydrates. A lot more goes into obesity, such as hormone levels, etc., but we’ll keep it simple.

All that sugar in the blood means the pancreas is CONSTANTLY dumping insulin, and the “keyholes” in the cells become less receptive to opening for the “keys” (insulin).

Type 1 is always insulin-dependent. Meaning they have to give themselves injections of insulin since their bodies don’t make it. But the FUNCTION of insulin is still normal inside their body.

Type 2 is more complex. Some are insulin-dependent, but others manage through diet/oral medication that focuses on lowering blood glucose and overall insulin levels.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Obesity is a major cause of type 2 diabetes but its not the only cause of it and there is type 1 diabetes too.

Also your anecdotal evidence has no meaning.

You could say if smoking causes lung cancer how come every person with lung cancer i know doesnt smoke.

Well over 90% of lung cancer patients are smokers but there is still the 10% and you happen to know only those from the 10%.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Obesity is a major cause of type 2 diabetes but its not the only cause of it and there is type 1 diabetes too.

Also your anecdotal evidence has no meaning.

You could say if smoking causes lung cancer how come every person with lung cancer i know doesnt smoke.

Well over 90% of lung cancer patients are smokers but there is still the 10% and you happen to know only those from the 10%.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Because some people develop type 2 diabetes due to their obesity, and then finally start to take control of their health. As a result they tend to lose the weight in order to try and keep the diabetes from getting worse and causing more health problems.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Because some people develop type 2 diabetes due to their obesity, and then finally start to take control of their health. As a result they tend to lose the weight in order to try and keep the diabetes from getting worse and causing more health problems.