Do you feel that being diagnosed with or being at risk for type 2 diabetes is your fault?
Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of unhealthy lifestyle habits and genetics.
Lifestyle habits such as eating and physical activity have a major influence on how a person's body operates, and for those already at risk due to genetics, they may have to work harder to maintain good health.
You can be more likely to develop diabetes if:
- you're overweight
- you have a family history of diabetes
- you have a history of diabetes during pregnancy
- you're over age 45
- you're African-American or Hispanic
No, I don't feel that I'm at fault.
You're on your way! Type 2 diabetes is the result of a number of factors, including your family history. It's manageable, and you can lead a healthy, active life! As you continue through this course, you will find many resources and tools available to help!