Did anyone ever tell you that you have a “lifestyle disease” because you have type 2 diabetes? Even if no one ever said that to your face, you can be sure that some people have thought that and even said so behind your back.
We already had several good reasons to lose weight. Now we have another one.
The overwhelming majority of those of us adults who have been diagnosed with diabetes are overweight or obese. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 85.2 percent of us are either overweight or obese, of which 54.8 percent of us are obese. This is based on large surveys of Americans with diabetes.