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Thin Type 2 Diabetic

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by thintype, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. thintype

    thintype Type 2 · Newbie

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    Why is no publicity given to thin people with type 2 diabetes?
     
  2. Scardoc

    Scardoc · Well-Known Member

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    The most significant risk factor for T2 is being overweight or obese and I think it's around 85% of the risk. So, I would imagine thin T2's are the minority and, as in most aspects of life, the majority rule.
     
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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am a skinny type 2 Quality not quantity !!
    CAROL
     
  4. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    I think the only publicity necessary is that many of these so-called T2s are in fact Late onset T1s which many GPs like mine don't recognise. The latest NICE Guidelines are now more specific and state that any new diabetic presenting as slim should be considered a possible T1
     
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    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There is also the "chicken & egg" relationship been the insulin resistance & weight and whether breaking the cycle on one side can prevent the other1
    i.e. are te obese T2s that way due to IR or are they IR due to obesity1
     
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    thintype Type 2 · Newbie

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    Family members with diabetes - mother with type 2, who died too young and sister with type 1 who also lost her life to the condition. Due to this I have always been monitored. It was picked up 14 yrs ago. I am now 65 and use the GI diet. I have always been fairly thin. My concern is that the condition could go undetected for many individuals who do not fit the stereotype. I have been lucky but many more people out there could have the condition without knowing !!!!
     
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    reidpj · Well-Known Member

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    You haven't got the 'fat gene' - you're the living proof that IR causes obesity (in the vast majority of cases) and not the other way around - plus the proof that thin does not equal healthy
     
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