Beforewisdom, I made clear in my post that significant overweight is a major risk factor (I should have said the major risk factor) for type 2 diabetes – if
you have diabetic genes. It is not the only risk factor.
There are no specific foods or types of diet that lead to or cause type 2 diabetes. It is not caused by bad diet; but a person who has diabetic genes who eats to excess and becomes overweight/obese as a result is heading for a diagnosis. An obese perdon who does not have diabetic genes is at risk of many things, but type 2 diabetes isn’t one of them
I’ve read Neil Barnard’s writings on diabetes; some of it is good, though he must be one of the most misquoted and misunderstood writers on the subject – I often hear people claim that he has said a vegan diet will prevent and even cure type 2 diabetes.
Catt Queen, I’m puzzled by your link. The writer appears to assume that diabetes can be considered genetic/hereditary only if you have a first-degree relative who has/had the condition.
In my own case, nobody else on either side of my family has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as far as I’m aware. It would seem (maybe I’ve misread) that the writer of this article would conclude that my diabetes is not genetic.
Having educated myself on the subject since my diagnosis, I now know that all my siblings and at least one of my parents, one of that parent’s parents and her/his siblings all have/had diabetic genes.
Thanks for your kind words; I’m not suffering much though
. It can be a nuisance sometimes, but like most type 2 diabetics I don’t take medication and control my diabetes through diet and exercise. It barely impinges on my life - if I didn't have to test my blood glucose levels and go for regular check ups, I'd pretty much forget I had it.