I Felt Guilty After Being Diagnosed With Diabetes

"With more thought and education I've come to realize that it's not anything I did" (:30)
Nancy, age 54, felt like she had done something wrong after she was diagnosed with diabetes.

Its not uncommon to say “What did I do?” when youre first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. You may feel guilty or think that you did something wrong. While excess weight and a sedentary lifestyle can dramatically increase your risk of type 2 diabetes, genes and others factors also play a role (not all people who are overweight develop diabetes and not all people with type 2 diabetes are overweight).

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