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Re:[IP] PE teacher....and diabetes types

>You're right that lack of exercise is not a cause for diabetes, but obesity

Ah, but let's not be so quick to blame Type 2 on obesity either. Exercise
and weight loss have been proven to reduce the insulin resistence in Type 2.
This is a hereditary problem with a strong metabolic defect. Many people who
are obese do not have Type 2.  And, Type 2 can have as many as 20 or more
subsets of defect. So which came first, the diabetes or the obesity? If you
are born with a hereditary predisposition to develop Type 2, then you have
Type 2 all your life. When it is diagnosed may be influenced by lifestyle,
pregnancy, a major illness, or chronic stress. Aren't we all encouraged to
live a healthy lifestyle? How many of us live perfect lives to do it?
Let's be careful not to start the Type 1 is worse than Type 2 wars again.
Neither is easy to live with.

Barbara A. Bradley, MS, RN, CDE

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