Question about Diabetes?

Hi, this sounds like a stupid question but is it possible to get type 2 diabetes if you are not overweight/ obese? I'm not overweight but I'm so afraid of getting diabetes!

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  • 7 years ago
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    Risk factors for getting diabetes:--

    * Obesity.

    * Tobacco smoking.

    * Inactivity.(Sedentary occupation)

    * Consumption of more carbohydrate diet.

    * Age greater than 45 years

    * Excess body weight (especially around the waist)

    * Family history of diabetes

    * Given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds (If female)

    * HDL cholesterol under 35 mg/dL

    * High blood levels of triglycerides, a type of fat molecule (250 mg/dL or more)

    * High blood pressure (greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg)

    * Impaired glucose tolerance

    * Metabolic syndrome

    * Polycystic ovarian syndrome

    * A condition called acanthosis nigricans, which causes dark, thickened skin around the neck or armpits

  • 5 years ago

    My husband is 72, an avid bicyclist (200 miles a week), 5' 10", 150 lbs., healthy diet, no family history of diabetes, no excessive thirst, no frequent urination, non-smoker, moderately high blood pressure (not on Rx), high cholesterol (on Rx). Fasting blood sugars in the morning range from 89 to 131. Possible to have diabetes?

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    there is a possibility you can get both types without being overweight. you can't control getting type 1, and type 2 is preventable, you just need to eat healthy and exercise regularly

  • 7 years ago

    It is if you have a family history .. Not all diabetics are overweight

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  • 7 years ago

    Don't panic, it's not a major probability,

    some facts to know about Diabetes → http://medicapharm.com/diabetes-mellitus.html

  • 7 years ago

    It's possible but if you control your weight & exercise, very unlikely.

  • 4 years ago
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