Originally Posted by GloucesterChief
Type 2 Diabetes is a disease because it is not causes by obesity. Research has shown that Type 2 has a very very strong genetic component. It runs in families and there are thin Type 2 diabetics.
So, far research has shown that Type 2 deals with at least one disorder in the way the digestive system processes carbs.
That's exactly right. There are extremely obese people who have do not have Type 2 Diabetes, and there are people who are thin as a rail that do.
Being overweight DOES exacerbate the effects of Type 2 Diabetes, but anyone who thinks that people with the disease deserve it because they overeat is an asshole.