@BusyMommy : It's not totally preventable. Some of it has to do with genetics which is the case in my family and some people are born with a poor pancreas. Some of us have to live with the cards we're dealt with and hope to keep the disease at bay/controlled for as long as possible before we start losing limbs, eyesight, or die of heart disease. Let's not forget metabolism slows as people age. Guess I ought to become anorexic so my future of diabetes is 100% preventable.
BusyMommy : And people who have diabetes type 2 are the leading cause of children being born the the diabetes that is actually a genetic deformity known as diabetes type 1
@M1cha3lo0o : This is not true. I come from a long line of Type 2 diabetics My grandmother died from complications with diabetes. I'm in the "recent rise of diabetes" numbers. I'm not fat. I have a healthy BMI and BF%. I workout. I've had to completely change my diet, which wasn't easy, because I already eat pretty healthy. Been an athlete pretty much my entire life. I have a crappy pancreas that isn't working like it used to. I basically have to practice 16:8 (working towards 20:4) IF on a daily basis to give my pancreas a better chance at working like it's supposed to. If I'm unable to I have to start taking some kind of medicine to help and it's not looking good.
This is all still pretty new for me, so it's a bit frustrating to see y'all talking about it as if it's something that can be controlled. It's a bit frustrating when I have to be picky with a food order and ingredients and people give me dirty looks, or tell me how they did the dieting thing in their 20s. It's a bit frustrating to see people bigger than me stuff their faces freely without a care in the world. My freedom of choice over food has been stripped from me and I can assure you it's genetics.