Type 2 diabetes is strongly associated with obesity and overweight. - Tragically doctors and other advisers about obesity have for decades routinely been giving false information and advice about how to reduce/prevent obesity. - They have been telling people that obesity is caused by eating too much: they call this 'overeating'. And they have been telling overweight people to eat less/cut down on calories and to take more exercise. - These measures do not reduce obesity and are frequently harmful.
Obesity is actually caused not by overeating, but by fluid retention in people who are sensitive to salt. Many prescription drugs cause salt sensitivity/fluid retention/obesity so it is best to avoid prescription drugs if you can.
To lose excess weight it is necessary to reduce the fluid retention that is causing it, and that mainly means avoiding salt and salty food, since it is salt/sodium that holds the excess fluid/water in the body and thus causes the excess weight. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO AVOID DIETING! - If you take my advice then not only will you avoid/reduce excess weight, you will avoid/reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and many other chronic degenerative illnesses.
Lose weight, reduce your risk of most cancers, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, heart attack, vascular dementia, osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypercholesterolaemia, depression, liver and kidney problems, and improve your health in many other ways without drugs or expense by eating less salt! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!
Read my Mensa article on Obesity and the Salt Connection