Several years ago, a dear fellow endocrinologist, who has introduced me to many of her patients whom I follow up on their nutrition plans, did me the honor of stopping by the office to bring a relative of hers to me. start a diet plan with me. Before we started discussing her relative's medical history, we struck up a conversation because she told me that she had just returned from a diabetes conference abroad. Soon the conversation turned to the question of how much importance genes play in the likelihood of developing diabetes. My dear endocrinologist informed me that according to with the latest studies, it is estimated that 80% of the chance of developing diabetes is due to genes. This thing blew me away. What I heard is very far from my daily clinical experience. What I see every day in my practice is that many clients come in who suffer from diabetes, and while receiving rich anti-diabetic treatment, after a few months of proper diet and lifestyle changes, they manage to get off most, if not all, of their medications without much sacrifice. for diabetes. So if the condition it's 80% a matter of genes, then how is it possible in my practice that the vast majority of diabetes patients I see manage to stop their medication and be able to regulate their blood sugar just with proper diet and sometimes the proper vitamins ; On the other hand, there are many studies that show that there is indeed a very strong gene for the development of diabetes mellitus. So where is the truth? Is it what I see every day in the doctor's office or what the studies say? There is a way to fit the two, as long as we understand what we mean when we say that someone's chance of developing diabetes has a strong genetic basis. Today I want to explain it so that it can be fully understood by everyone. According to the latest studies it is estimated that 50% of people, which means more or less half of the people you know, are predisposed to diabetes. In other words, they have the genes which under certain conditions will cause them to develop diabetes. I will start by first interpreting what the opposite means. What does it mean that someone is not predisposed to sugar. Half the people you know are not predisposed to sugar. What does this mean; What this means is this: people who are not predisposed to diabetes, no matter how much weight they gain, no matter how bad their diet, even if they never move in their lives as a form of exercise or activity, will not develop diabetes. These are our fellow humans who are 100% fortified by diabetes. Even if they make all the lifestyle mistakes associated with an increased likelihood of developing diabetes they will never develop diabetes. The sugar in their blood it will always be 75 to 85 and their glycated will always be 5 to 5.50. These are the lucky ones when it comes to diabetes. Great and important. Let's go see the other haters. The other half of the people you know are predisposed to diabetes, which means that under certain circumstances they will experience elevated blood sugar that will lead to a series of unpleasant health consequences in the long run. But this is not the same for everyone. Some people would have to be very overweight, say 200-250 kg, and have a very poor diet to develop diabetes, while some others, even if they do everything perfectly, will still develop diabetes. Of course, most are somewhere in the middle of this range. The other half of the people you know are predisposed to diabetes, which means that under certain circumstances they will experience elevated blood sugar that will lead to a series of unpleasant health consequences in the long run. But this is not the same for everyone. Some people would have to be very overweight, say 200-250 kg, and have a very poor diet to develop diabetes, while some others, even if they do everything perfectly, will still develop diabetes. Of course, most are somewhere in the middle of this range. So, predestination is not a condemnation. At least for the vast majority of predisposed people. A small percentage, about 5%, of people who are predisposed to diabetes, even if they follow the lifestyle change guidelines perfectly, will still develop diabetes. The rest, which is over 95%, will develop diabetes only if they do not follow a lifestyle that prevents diabetes. For example, someone can develop diabetes if their weight reaches 100 kg, someone else if their weight reaches 120 kg, and so on. Two people can have the same weight and the same predisposition to diabetes, and one of them will not develop diabetes because they exercise regularly. Or two people may have the same predisposition to diabetes, have the same weight, and one may not develop it because they have a proper diet. What I want to get across from this video is that genes do play a very important role in the likelihood of developing diabetes, but diabetes is inevitable in only a very small percentage of people. The vast majority of people who are predisposed to diabetes will never develop it if they apply what we say over and over again through the channel, ie low weight, no belly fat, proper diet and regular exercise. If you've made it this far, I'm sure you're very interested in the topic of diabetes. I would then recommend that you watch the video shown to my right, which shows which food groups appear in prospective studies to significantly reduce someone's chance of developing diabetes and which ones increase it. I am sure you are very interested and should see it. Thank you very much.