I am taking my pre nursing classes and we study a variety of diseases, being mental and physical and its seems that a majority of them state, if you are a diabetic you are more "likely" to get it. i get tons of emails every week and in the headlines it reads diabetics are more likely to get......heart disease, kidney failure, depressions etc etcc. I mean i am sure all of you heard the basics. I have been a diabetic for 19 years and i am taking nursing classes and i am learning more and more things that i am likely to get, I think in general for science its easy to put diabetics in this category of likely to get anything since our disease is an autoimmune one. I would not say that its a factual statement with proper evidence, it just makes it easier to put the cause of this diease to likely happen to diabetics since everything else can happen. Its a scapegoat. The study is done in a poorly manner, with a group of 500,i think this is a small test group to make a fact, such a bold statemet. They probably reasearch diabetics and wow there is a hug list of disease they can obtain, so why not put this one on there too. I would consider this a research something needed further evidence, test, and more test. it kind of goes hand and hand to put a disorder like this and target a disease that deals with eating the right amount each day. At first glace in society, in general that are not educated with exact the day to day routine of diabetes would believe this statement in a heartbeat. Its the ones that live with it that actually question if the statement is accurate. its just make me sick and tires of hearing more disease i am trying to prevent from happening just becuase i am "likely" to get it.