Let’s stop blaming people for developing type 2 diabetes. In Diabetes Victoria’s fourth myth busting video, Mignonne explains that weight is not the only risk factor. #bustamyth 

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you have diabetes you shouldn't eat this

you shouldn't play sports so you want to

live in all age only overweight people

get diabetes don't do this you have

diabetes hold on is this really true

let's talk about some facts about

diabetes and bust some of the myths

around diabetes myth number four people

only get diabetes if they are overweight

this is minyan mean young lives with

type-2 diabetes and she is in the

healthy weight range I was 38 years old

when I was diagnosed with type-2

diabetes my lifestyle at the time didn't

help these days I do my best to eat

healthy foods exercise regularly and

watch my weight but I still have

diabetes being overweight can be a risk

factor for type 2 diabetes but it's

certainly not the only one

genes do play a big role type-2 diabetes

runs in my family and was very likely I

would have been diagnosed with it at

some point in my life whatever the

reason for someone developing type 2

diabetes we need to focus our attention

what we can do now to best manage our

diabetes so that we can stay healthy so

people only get diabetes if they are

overweight clearly not true

you've got your own diabetes myth to

bust join the conversation bust a myth

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