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Does anyone know of any research around #Type2Diabetes and the type of job you do?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by DanType2DiabetesFree, May 10, 2018.

  1. DanType2DiabetesFree

    DanType2DiabetesFree Type 2 · Member

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    As this seems to be something that is worth knowing more about. i.e. do teachers get it more? Or policemen? Or if you work in the creative community or in construction. I know we know that a sedentary lifestyle and work place is more likely to cause you getting it. But what about other factors? Is stress part of it? Is having your own business a factor? I can't find any information about this more than the work around night shifts.
  2. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Hi and welcome @dantype2

    I think it may be worth you distinguishing between the different types of diabetes when you ask your question.

    Type 1 is an autoimmune disease that often arrives in childhood but can strike at any age.
    I can't imagine that is influenced by career choices, although environmental factors are known to affect some autoimmune conditions.

    Then you have the more common type 2 diabetes, which has a mix of factors, including genetics, environment, lifestyle, way of eating, etc. etc. Obesity is linked to T2, but the jury is out as to whether the obesity is a symptom or a cause. You will find enthusiastic supporters of both sides of that argument :D . And of course there are plenty of slim type 2s.

    And then there are the other types of diabetes which are less well known - 3c (pancreatic), steroid induced, 'bronze' diabetes (excess iron in the blood - the opposite of anaemia). They are even calling Alzheimers a 'type 3 diabetes' in some circles.
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