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Do you have to be overweight to have type 2 diabetes?

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There are people who aren't overweight who have type 2 diabetes. But added pounds do put you at risk.

From: Can You Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Diabetes Education Program: "Diabetes Prevention." National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Diabetes Prevention Program." Fox, C. , June 27, 2006. Fenton, J. , January/February 2006.


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Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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National Diabetes Education Program: "Diabetes Prevention." National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Diabetes Prevention Program." Fox, C. , June 27, 2006. Fenton, J. , January/February 2006.


CirculationAnnals of Family Medicine

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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