When people think of someone with Type 2 Diabetes, they often picture someone who is obese. But being severely overweight isn’t the only factor that contributes to Type 2 Diabetes. About 15% of those with Type 2 Diabetes are considered thin. Certainly, the extra pounds can contribute to developing the disease, but the extra weight is not necessarily a cause. Type 2 results from high blood sugar, and there can be many underlying circumstances or root causes of that.