thank you two the previous two posters who explained that diabetes type two is not always the recipients fault. I wish the person with type 1 diabetes would understand that they may not like the stigma associated with us type 2’s but is type 2’s don’t like the stigma either and both type 1 and 2’s should work together to correct the media and general public that type 2 is not always a self inflicted disease. Many have it because of genetics and others may get it as a result of medications, and other factors. It is not just a fat persons disease. It’s sad that even type 1’s don’t understand that. I personally have no genetic reason to have it and was pretty healthy until I developed asthma so severely that only prednisone would control it. For three years I was on and off medications until doctors basically threw their hands in the air and put me on prednisone indefinitely. What they neglected to tell me was that there was a possibility of getting steroid induced diabetes. Thankfully after three years in prednisone I’m finally off of it and with a great diet I’m seeing terrific numbers. All of this could have been avoided had any one of my many doctors told me how this drug would affect my sugars and advise me to stick to a low carb no sugar diet from the start. I’m going to beat my diabetes just like I beat my asthma, by doing everything possible.