Can You Get Diabetes if You’re Thin?

By | October 29, 2019


Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, professor, vice chair, chief of epidemiology, department of preventive medicine, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

Leon Fogelfeld, MD, chief, division of endocrinology, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County; professor of medicine, Rush University Medical Center.

Alyson Myers, MD, director, inpatient diabetes, North Shore University Hospital; associate professor, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Berhane Seyoum, MD, medical director, diabetes programs; chief of endocrinology, Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Harper University Hospital.

World Journal of Diabetes: “Lean diabetes mellitus: An emerging entity in the era of obesity.”

Genes: “Genetics of Type 2 Diabetes — Pitfalls and Possibilities.”

JAMA: “Association of Weight Status With Mortality in Adults With Incident Diabetes.”

Diabetes Care: “BMI Cut Points to Identify At-Risk Asian Americans for Type 2 Diabetes Screening.”

Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome: “Metformin: an old but still the best treatment for type 2 diabetes.”

PLoS One: “Lean diabetes in middle-aged adults: A joint analysis of the German DIVE and DPV registries.”

Diabetes & Metabolism Journal: “The Evidence for an Obesity Paradox in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus,” “Alcoholism and Diabetes Mellitus.”

Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School: “Diabetes can strike — hard — even when weight is normal.”

NIH RePORT: “Strength training regimen for normal weight diabetics.”

CDC: “Smoking and Diabetes.”

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