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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Type 2 diabetes is a disease where patients slowly lose beta cells and the ability to produce adequate insulin due to a combination of overweight and lack of exercise.

Not to be picky, but this statement at best misleading and some would argue inaccurate. The are several forms of Type II diabetes- or Adult onset diabetes. Most diabetes cases are caused by genetics. Some argue that obesity leads to diabetic symptoms, which if lifestyle is change, the symptoms subside.

This is an important distinction because we know that the vast book of pharmaceuticals are therapeutically less effective as obesity increases. Diabetic drug are case in center in this research. So although this article discusses a hormone, i.e., not a chemical drug, it could still be less effective in overweight people. The bottom line is instead of waiting 3 - 5 years for a drug, get off the couch and cut out the fast food. If you have genetic diabetes, I hope this proves to be effective. My (skinny) Dad has suffer with diabetes for 45 years.

13 posted on 04/29/2013 12:48:47 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: 11th Commandment

Type 2 is being cured on the operating table (not later, due to weight loss) by bariatric surgery.


20 posted on 04/29/2013 1:17:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 11th Commandment
Not to be picky, but this statement at best misleading and some would argue inaccurate. The are several forms of Type II diabetes- or Adult onset diabetes.

I agree and not just misleading, but wrong. Type I is insufficient to non-insulin production and Type II is characterized as an insulin resistance disorder that may lead to Type 1.

This is why they should never have named Type I and Type II. There should be Diabetes (Type I) and Metabolic Syndrome (Type II).
26 posted on 04/30/2013 3:51:45 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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