Do you think people who are thin when they are originally diagnosed with Diabetes have an advantage? A study in the August 8th edition of JAMA says NO! When comparing mortality rates among normal weight and overweight individuals originally diagnosed with Diabetes, they found the mortality rate for the normal weight people (BMI <25) to be almost double that for overweight and obese individuals.
Comment from diabeticsurvivalkit: this study shows if you develop diabetes at appropriate weight you face higher mortality. It does not say that losing weight before or after diagnosis will worsen your mortality rate. For people with type 2 diabetes who are overweight, weight loss has been shown in other studies to be an advantage. I suspect the Diabetes developed in people who are thin is either different or more severe. Some of the cases may even be diabetes type I. Weight loss has been shown to lower the rate of prediabetes becoming frank diabetes by almost 60%. Let us know how you feel about this information!
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