Candace (not her real name) is an acquaintance of someone I know personally. She already has high blood pressure and was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Her doctor indicated that her diabetic condition has much to do with her physical condition. He recommended dietary changes and exercise.
Candace’s background information:
- Race: African American
- Age: 30
- Height: 5′-0″
- Weight: approximately 100 pounds overweight
Her response to the doctor’s recommendation is shocking…..
(paraphrased) “Everyone in my family is big. And now I have Type-2 Diabetes just like them. It’s genetic. It’s not because of how I eat. I love food. Diet and exercise won’t help my Diabetes and I’m not going to make any changes. That doctor doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”
**Who or what is to blame for Candace’s attitude? Upbringing? Lack of healthy education in general? Or something else?
Please keep it real in the comments.