Correlation is not Causation!
I was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic 5 weeks ago.
The culprit is, most likely my having been on statin drugs to treat hereditary high blood cholesterol for the past 17 years.
That being said, I was fewer than ten pounds overweight (BMI was maybe about 26 or so) when I'd been diagnosed. And the being overweight stemmed from what I thought was a metabolic meltdown caused by my going through a "secret, second part of postmenopause". I'd fought that weight gain tooth and nail and kept it to under 20 pounds, at first .. then I started doing a little more cardio (from having been a devout yogini w/ active practice much of the time) and the weight had started coming off ...BUT
In the back of my mind I wondered why others going through that second part of postmenopause who were susceptible to that, didn't seem to talk about it online ...
About 10-15% of Type 2 diabetics are at an ideal weight (some for years before their diagnosis) when they are diagnosed.
Correlation is not causation, and all that ...
THIS IS A CASE FOR A HAES APPROACH www.bulimia.com/client/client_pages/HAESpr
From that link:
Most obese people, even those with a BMI over
40, never develop diabetes. Many of those who
do develop diabetes, especially if it develops
after age 50, have mild disease (glycosylated
hemoglobin under 7 percent) and are not at high
risk of complications.
• Although 85 percent of type 2 diabetics have a
BMI over 25, so do 60 percent of the US adult
population. High BMIs are even more common
in people over age 40, which is when the vast
majority of type 2 diabetes first develops.
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky
Find a way.
(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)
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Now 109 pounds less than at age 24–w/o surgery!