The single most prominent factor in developing of type 2 diabetes appears to be obesity. If your weight is more than 20 percent over your desirable body weight it is obesity. That simple. You can check it in no time using those scales and tell yourself the truth without going to your doctor. Obesity problem can be triggered not only by too much potato chips after that gallon of ice-cream following a bowl of tasty popcorn but by genetics also as scientists thinks.