Now I heard something that obesity is the cause of diabetes in kids. However it depends on what type. Type 1 is juvenille diabetes and you don't need to be overweight to get and it is genetic (although the disease itself skips a couple generations, the symptoms are still carried on..I think.) Whereas according to WebMD kids who are obese are starting to get Type 2 which is odd. So really I think obese people should lose the pounds and force their kids to do the same unless they want to die young.