Not to mention the problems with the rest of that paragraph:
>"the type you’re born with (Type 1) and the type you “get.” That’s called Type 2, and was called “adult onset” until it started ravaging kids. Type 2 is brought about by a combination of factors, including overeating, American-style."
I have Type 1 Diabetes and I "got" it when I was 19. Type 1 means your pancreas has zero capability of producing insulin, Type 2 means your pancreas has reduced ability to regulate or has reduced insulin production capabilities. Maybe he could have said Type 1 is a genetic disorder and Type 2 is generally brought on due to environment or lifestyle.