I’m So Tired of Being Told that my Fat Body is Going to Kill Me
Ijeoma Oluo

If you do end up with diabetes, it won’t be because you’re fat, it will be because you have the gene for diabetes. While there is a correlation between larger body types and diabetes, correlation is not causation. In fact, insulin resistance can cause weight gain and make it difficult to lose weight. In any case, people of all body types develop diabetes. It’s genetics that determine whether or not a person is likely to develop diabetes, not body type.

I honestly don’t mind the insulin shots. I just hate the stigma.

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