I knew nothing about diabetes, any type, before my son's dx. And to this day I thought the most noticeable difference between type 1 and type 2 was that type 2 was most likely self inflicted through poor eating and exercise habits. I'm not saying I'm not wrong, but if I am I just want to understand why I'm wrong. I really don't get it. I get the basic physiological mechanics...that type 2 is more a problem with insulin usage versus a problem with insulin production. But the only people I've ever known with type 2 were folks that were overweight and sedentary. And when I hear about the rise in Diabetes in our country, it seems it's always tied into a mention about the rise of obesity. So how is Type 2 NOT a byproduct of poor eating habits and lack of exercise? I would imagine some people may get type 2 even if they aren't overweight, because of some genetic predisposition. But don't the vast majority get it as a result of poor diet and lack of exercise? I'm also under the impression that type 2 can be avoided by good eating habits and exercise. And that type 2 may even be reversible if those things happen after dx? As a sheep, I can only tell you that is the impression I'm under about type 2. So please help me understand. I know I hate the misconceptions people have about my son's type 1. I don't want to be that person on the type 2 side.