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Only Overweight Folks Can Get Diabetes, Right?

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Donna Echols
May 29, 2012

Diabetes is for folks who are overweight. Well, that’s what I used to think anyway. I’m a person with a small frame and a healthy weight, and quite frankly I thought diabetes was never anything I had to worry about. Several months ago, I noticed a lot of headaches and feeling odd after eating certain types of foods. My doctor suggested a blood test. It was only then I learned having diabetes doesn’t depend solely on how much you weigh.

Diabetes is for folks who are overweight. Well, that’s what I used to think anyway.  I’m a person with a small frame and a healthy weight, and quite frankly I thought diabetes was never anything I had to worry about.  Several months ago, I noticed a lot of headaches and feeling odd after eating certain types of foods.  My doctor suggested a blood test.

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