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Do you have shortened pinkies or short legs

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by SlyFox, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. SlyFox

    SlyFox Type 2 · Active Member

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    In here you can read "a number of family members have the phenotype of short 5th metacarpals, which appears to be associated with the features of insulin resistance Type A."

    I have that feature. You can see what it is here. Which is where I stumbled on the information whilst out searching one day.

    I also have unusually short legs for my height 5' 8" @ 28.5" inside leg (Shorter than the shortest standard trouser length).

    My waist pre newcastle diet was ~10" longer than my legs @39", and still is at 32"

    You can laugh if you want its a lifelong embarrassment which long ago lost its sting.

    This is also an indicator of a higher risk of contracting diabetes. There was a famous study of it Wales many years ago.

    "RESULTS Cross sectional associations between cardiovascular risk factors and components of stature (total height, leg length and trunk length) demonstrated that factors related to the insulin resistance syndrome—the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, fasting triglyceride levels and total to HDL cholesterol ratio—were less favourable in men with shorter legs, while showing reverse or no associations with trunk length. "

    So it appears I was well engineered at birth to acquire diabetes at some stage.

    I'd be curious to see how many other people may be in the same boat.
     
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    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Not guilty. But an expanded waistline is often a result of metabolic syndrome Ii.e. diabetes) so tends to follow diabetes rather than predict it. i think a blood test is a better predictor of the onset of diabetes.

    Of course shorter legs will directly affect the BMI index.
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    .... So was the Dachshund. :D
     
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  4. SlyFox

    SlyFox Type 2 · Active Member

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    Yeah, So a queen fan eh. cool :)
     
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  5. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

    My husband is 6ft and has 29inch leg size, no short pinkies, no diabetes
     
  6. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    I am in inch shorter than you with the same leg length but I don't have a short pinky.
     
  7. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

    I have diabetes 5ft 4 ' normal pinkies, 29' leg.
     
  8. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I deed sir!

    I've been in two bands both had two different T1 bass players... Now you would expect bass players by design to be quite "lanky"?
    They are both "shortarses".

    I can't say I've looked too close at the "pinkies". ;)
     
  9. SlyFox

    SlyFox Type 2 · Active Member

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    The caerphilly study suggests that as an indicator of 'future risk' that short stature (leg length in particular) is a indicator. No candidate for an actual blood near onset but for an early warning sign its a hum-dinger as you can see it right now without a doctor.

    I had an argument with an NHS consultant about leg length and BMI once. He s was trying (and failed) to figure out why my serum ferritin was 1200 (its still way high). You just came down on my side of that argument! :)

    It eventually will become the BVI (Body volume Index) that gets used.
     
  10. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    How do you define 'short' pinky finger?
     
  11. SlyFox

    SlyFox Type 2 · Active Member

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    This will pee you off. I was in the crowd at the filming of 'we are the champions' video made at the New London theatre centre, Drury lane.! What a day that was. No you can't see me. Legs too short. I'm behind the tall guy.
     
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  12. SlyFox

    SlyFox Type 2 · Active Member

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    Have a look and the x-ray link. the pinkie ends about or below the last joint of the 4th metacarpal. It should end half way between there and the tip of the 4th metacarpal to be 'normal'

    Its why I have never been able to play guitar well. Which is why I became a drummer, which is far better for a grump diabetic to be anyway.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    At last something about me is 'normal'!!!! ...My pinkies are normal :D
     
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  14. BooJewels

    BooJewels Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm unfortunately short all over and getting shorter. We have marks on the kitchen door frame from when my son was growing up and I'm now almost 2" shorter than my original official 'Mum' marker. Like I can spare it. I do have especially short legs too.

    I suspect that my 5th meta-whotsit is short too, as my hand curves round towards my pinky finger, where I think most people's knuckles are fairly well in line. My pinkie is notably shorter than my other fingers.
     
  15. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Have you posted a link? Sorry, can't see one.

    I do indeed have short pinkies. Short legs too.
    I think that is better than many people I have known who have short arms but long pockets! ;)
     
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  16. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    At my massive height of 160cm, I have short everything. Does that mean every ill known to mankind is lining up for me? o_O
     
  17. Diabetics have short pinkies. The Daily Mail writers must be rubbing their hands at this freakish news :jimlad:
     
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  18. BooJewels

    BooJewels Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You're a freaking giant - you could probably see over my head!

    With short legs and fat too, so there's no hope for us. :rolleyes:
     
  19. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have short pinkies but long legs (32" inside leg) and am also a T1 Bassist... ready to stand in for @Jaylee ;)
     
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  20. BooJewels

    BooJewels Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's the word 'here' on the third line of the OP.
     
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