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Old 11-26-2012, 18:50   #1
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There are many questions that remain unanswered with regards to diabetes, both diabetes type I and diabetes type II, but one question which is asked time and time again is, why don’t all obese people develop diabetes if there is such a strong link between the two conditions? This is a very sensible question and [...]

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Because obesity is a common symptom. It is not the cause of diabetes.

Easy! Next question, please!

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Yeah, that article was a bunch of nothing. Wonder if they got paid for it.

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Yeah, that article was a bunch of nothing. Wonder if they got paid for it.
I have often wondered who writes the articles for this site. I remember hearing at one point that they purchase written articles from elsewhere (which may or may not match the prevailing thoughts of the most vocal members of the forum). But I tend to not voice my opinion because I like the forums and want them to stay.

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Everyone can develop Insulin Resistance and become obese or just over weight. The genetic component that comes into play is can your pancreas keep up with your demand for insulin. As long as you can make increasingly more insulin to over come the IR you do not become Diabetic. You definitely die of a heart attack though.

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Because there is NO LINK between diabetes and obesity. There is a CORRELLATION and that's all. With headline writers constantly conflating correlations (which mean just about NOTHING by themselves) with causality it's no wonder so many people are confused.

It's not even that good of a correllation. The MAJORITY of obese people don't have diabetes and a full FIFTH of diabetics are not obese.

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Because there is NO LINK between diabetes and obesity. There is a CORRELLATION and that's all. With headline writers constantly conflating correlations (which mean just about NOTHING by themselves) with causality it's no wonder so many people are confused.

It's not even that good of a correllation. The MAJORITY of obese people don't have diabetes and a full FIFTH of diabetics are not obese.
Agreed. If anything, there's a reverse correlation. If you're obese, you're probably not diabetic; if you are a Type 2 diabetic, you are more likely to be obese. That should tell us everything we need to know.

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Its interesting for me now to walk around in public and view all of the people around me. Insulin Resistance has a profound way of developing that basketball shape in ones stomach. It doesn't necessarily mean their diabetic, but they got one foot through the door.

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Its interesting for me now to walk around in public and view all of the people around me. Insulin Resistance has a profound way of developing that basketball shape in ones stomach. It doesn't necessarily mean their diabetic, but they got one foot through the door.
I think that's your indicator. Overall obesity does not necessarily equate to IR much less to D. It's the visceral only market than may be the indicator.

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My Dad was thin, but had a round little belly as did his brothers...and, so do I still after 2+ years eating this way. The worst was my FIL who we called high pockets because of one.




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