The Fit Recovery Cycling Dictionary defines Type II Diabetes thusly:
Type II Diabetes
tīp to͞o dīəˈbēdēz
Type II Diabetes is an avoidable disease in 90% of cases and is brought on by sloth, gluttony, and a complete failure to ride a bike. Type II Diabetes can often be at least delayed or even avoided by losing just 7% of one’s body weight for a person who is overweight (that’s just 14 pounds for a 200 pound man, according to the link).
In other words, cut food consumption by 30%, ride an hour a day for a month or two and you’re healthy again.
Now sadly, it isn’t that easy in many cases. It’s more like cut food consumption in half and ride a bike an hour a day during the week and three on weekends… That’s about 80 pounds over a season.
Now, here’s the fun part: 90% of people who have Type II Diabetes will believe they are in the 10% who couldn’t help but end up with the disease.