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Unsocialable people at greater risk of Type 2!

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by walnut_face, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. walnut_face

    walnut_face Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  2. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Hmmm - but I'm exceedingly sociable, always have been.
     
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  3. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    Nah, don't believe it.
     
  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Becoming socially isolated (for whatever reason) is different than being unsociable as is becoming lonely in old age. Are we being given the added moniker to 'Fat and Lazy' by being 'Unsociable' now?
     
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  5. librarising

    librarising LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Isn't a forum a 'group activity' ?
    If not, you're a goner :(
    Geoff
     
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  6. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Does going to the pub count?
     
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  7. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I remember an article about not eating in a sociable and pack-like animal way caused diabetes or was being mooted by sociologist, anyway.
    Not eating regularly was suppose to have been the point to prove in that article.
    Same with this one?
     
  8. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Strangely I am more detached from my kin because of diabetes rather than I'm the black wolf of family which causes me to suffer with diabetes!
    I've sort out new kin.
    You are my diabetic family!

    So no not unsocialable.
    However, in the wild I would have been attacked and maybe eaten by my family due to diabetes if I'd been another species!
     
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  9. AdamJames

    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to my screen resolution and where I was on the page, that's where your posted ended when I read it. Thanks for the imagery! I like to think that when I go, my body will serve a purpose, possibly that one! I just hope my means of departure doesn't involve my family attacking me. They have been looking at me funny recently thought. Hmmmm.... :)
     
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  10. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Who said "There are lies, **** lies and statistics"? S/he was right.
     
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  11. AdamJames

    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have to say I love these correlations and the attempts to explain them, even though it may be futile (even if it turns out there is a causal relationship).

    I've just found another study comparing personality with glycemic control:

    https://jdmdonline.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40200-016-0281-3

    It suggests that "Extraversion and conscientiousness can help control blood sugar while anxiety and negative emotions have detrimental effects on glycemic control".

    That possibly ties in with the study in this thread; I'd guess extraverted people are much more likely to engage in group activities.

    Are unsociable people more likely to have negative emotions and anxiety? I don't know...
     
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  12. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    But only 87.4% of the time.
     
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  13. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Haha! Good one. I walked straight into that.
     
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  14. Brunneria

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    Fortunately, i already have quite impressive glucose tolerance weirdness going on. And
    I had it loooonnnngggggg before my Party Animal tendencies got bored of glitter balls and curled up with a good book.

    So i am glad to continue my unsociable Grinch-like spurning of clubs, societies and team games.
    - with the added benefit that it will protect me from all those contactbourne bugs and airbourne viruses that the sociable herd seem to cultivate and swap with such enthusiasm.
     
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  15. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    One thing is for sure, whatever our health problems are there are times in everyone's life when we need support. We are social animals and whether we choose to isolate ourselves or have that isolation thrust upon us, we do not fare well.
     
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  16. Simon84

    Simon84 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm so **** miserable I developed LADA!! :mask:


    *This probably isn't true
     
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  17. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Well I was fat.. still am lazy and very definitely unsociable so it was a dead cert for me!
     
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    Sue192 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Next week in The Times (or any other newspaper): read all about how those social party animal types will be at a higher risk of getting T2 than anti-clubber groupy grumpy-guts, like me. I joined one group of bellringers, hoping for camaraderie, a chance to learn a new skill, make new friends, and a pint afterwards down the pub. (Ok, the last might have been the clincher). Ha! All very cliquey and miserable they were too!
     
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  19. walnut_face

    walnut_face Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am sure I could put a study together that concludes that you are more likely to have T2 if you wear black shoes :D
    Just ignore the fact that black is the most common colour for shoes
     
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  20. AdamJames

    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have to say I've noticed a very strong correlation between diabetes and people on this forum.

    I don't mean to be alarmist, but I do think there may be a link.
     
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