I get really pxxxxxd off when I see sites like this say that "type 2 can be addressed by lifestyle changes". THAT is about as true as saying that wearing a dress makes you a woman, or conversely wearing trousers makes you a man. Just so this site knows, IT CANNOT in about 50% of cases. My father 5ft5" about 10-11 stone diabetic between 55 and 60. My grandfather also about the same, virtually a veggie eater etc. OK I am a bit overweight, however, I was the same age approximately. A lady up the road is on par with a bean pole well slightly thinner, and is weighed on a druggies scales, yet she has just been diagnosed as border line diabetic. Sure some are through dietry things, and yes I am slightly overweight but had a gall bladder op and the doctor said he was very surprised that I neither had loads of fat around organs nor a thick layer of fat. So please IF you see uninformed people that say that "ALL type 2 diabetics can be sorted by lifestyle changes before they become diabetics" remember these same people obviously are under the impression that if you put on a dress you become a woman! Oh by the way cholesterol below 2 and no I do not take anything for it except porridge or a cooked B/fast in olive oil mainly veggies.