Type 2 diabetes increasingly affects the young and slim; here’s what we should do about it

Type 2 diabetes increasingly affects the young and slim; here’s what we should do about it

You mean it’s not only fat people who get D2? Who would have thought it was possible – if they read the usual media sources. Could it possibly be true that a person can be fat and healthy or thin and unhealthy? I’m being sarcastic of course. I am so sick of articles that blame obesity for every disease under the sun without thinking about other things like genetics, ethnicity, an unhealthy lifestyle (which does not necessarily equate to being fat) etc.

Unfortunately after a good start, I was irritated that the second section of this article sounds like it was written by a different person and reverts to the old diabetes=fat and old paradigm.

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One Response to Type 2 diabetes increasingly affects the young and slim; here’s what we should do about it

  1. Sanne says:

    I wonder if many of the younger type 2 diagnosed are either LADA or MODY. (LADA is type 1 that occurs in adults and progresses slowly, often misdiagnosed as type 2, MODY is type 2 in young children and often misdiagnosed as type 1.)

    The fact the article doesn’t suggest anything other than T1D, T2D and gestational exists leads me to believe this is another medical professional who doesn’t know half about the disease they’re managing. I’m a little taken aback by the casualness in which they refer to hypos. “Discomfort” is not a symptom!

    Articles like these have good intents, but they end up damaging the diabetic community in the long haul by glossing over important details and refusing to expand on the countless different types of diabetes beyond the ‘main three’. There is so much more to these diseases than we learn about from nonsense articles like this.

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