It may seem like a silly questions, but having done research into Diabetes and the mechanics of glucose production and use, it raised a very real question for me. Afterall, if your muscles aren't able to take up energy in the form of glucose from your blood, doens't that make you tired? If you're tired, aren't you more inclined to eat more to raise your energy levels? It looks like a vicious circle to me, but what sets it off? As a much slimmer type 2 diabetic of 2 years who exercises regularly, I do get pretty fed up with people's comments like 'you don't look fat enough to be diabetic' or 'have you stopped being diabetic now you're fitter/thinner/eating less?' etc. I've kept a food diary for the last 2 years and know just how little I actually eat compared to my non-diabetic buddies. I also know I have much less in the way of energy reserves too. But on the otherhand I WAS pretty fat when I was diagnosed. So did I get diabetes becuase I ate too much? Or was it the diabetes that made me fat?