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Diabetes Is Not Your Fault

When your doctor first told you that you had diabetes, what was your reaction? Was it "Why me?" That's a very common reaction. Many people then go on to blame themselves for their diagnosis, thinking that their diabetes was caused by something they ate or because they didn't exercise enough. Lifestyle does play a role in type 2 diabetes, but genes do as well. For example, someone who has a poor diet and never exercises might not get diabetes, while a person who has a pretty good diet very well might.


You should not blame yourself. You don't have diabetes because you did something wrong - it's the result of genetic hardwiring that is out of your control. However, there is good news! By improving your diet and exercising regularly, you can drastically improve the way you live, your health and take control of your future.