According to diabetes news, the disease affects those people who were poor as children to a greater extent than more affluent peers. The study, which ran for a 34-year period, investigated socioeconomic reasons for diabetes .
The study, conducted at the Portland State University School of Community Health in Orego, included almost 6000 participants. The lead author of the study, Siobhan Maty, reportedly commented: “Our study, among others, shows a strong, persistent effect of childhood socioeconomic position on the development of diabetes in adulthood, even after taking later-life socioeconomic position into account .”
The findings were published in the American Journal of Public Health. Maty reportedly concluded: “Type 2 diabetes can take 10 to 15 years to develop to the point where the individual is aware of signs and symptoms and seeks clinical care . Better estimation of the number of study participants who developed diabetes during that time period, and gives us enough cases to ensure statistically meaningful results.”

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