Factor increased overall weight, poor diet, and little or NO exercise in Americans of our times and you have a population boom of Diabetics. Incidence of Diabetes since WWII has been growing in the American population, soon it will be the rarity not to be Diabetic.
This increase is almost entirely made up of type II Diabetics, a straight forward article is found at:
A few Quotes from the article:
"[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]A main component of type II diabetes is insulin resistance at the level of the fat and muscle cells. This means the insulin produced by the pancreas cannot connect with cells to let glucose inside and produce energy. This causes hyperglycemia (high blood glucose)". IE: pancreatic insulin is released, however it gets bound to the FAT cells, and isn`t available to do it`s work.
"[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Genetics play a large role in type II diabetes and family history is a risk factor. However, environmental factors (such as a low activity level and poor diet) can increase a person's risk for type II diabetes".
The age of incidence is also lowering in direct proportion to fat food diets, er fast fud, U know what I mean, and it boomed with video games/cable TV. Kids no longer play outside, ride bikes, they walk nowhere, Mom drives them, anyhow, it`s getting worse daily. Ask yourself, are you an enabeler? 20 year old Type II Diabetics make me wanna cry.
So in closing Move UR butt, eat a GREAT diet (not typically found at MickyD`s, Burger Kink, Taco Hell, or the other staples of the American diet), and stay fit, but then this doesn`t sound like the typical American. Unfortunately some people due to bad genetics end up getting Diabetes in spite of being healthy/fit, however the increase America is seeing isn`t made up of these people, that % is staying fairly flat. Most are self made Men and Women, You can only teach till they hit the door, the rest is up to them.