Thin Person and Diabetes

Thin Person and Diabetes

 

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Obesity Paradox
Many seemingly thin people have more fat than muscle, making them trim on the outside, but fat on the inside.  Even with a healthy BMI, those people may conceive lot of visceral fat 內臟脂肪, deep in their abdomen.  Because many of the thin diabetes patients are elderly, they likely have less muscle and more fat.

Non-Obese Risk Factors for Developing Diabetes
Apart from people with obesity develop Diabetes.  Many normal weight people also develope type 2 diabetes because of excess visceral fat 過剩內臟脂肪.  Visceral fat is the type of fat surrounding human body’s abdominal organs.  This fat is highly metabolically active, producing a variety of hormones affecting glucose and fat metabolism.  Fat cells release fatty acids into the blood stream.  Such fatty acids can damage the muscle cell’s proper ability causing insulin resistance as well as affecting the glucose generated from the liver.

Weight loss is obviously not the treatment in this case, but exercise and healthful eating are certainly the remedy.  Aerobic exercise and especially strength training are two import lifestyle measures that can retain blood glucose in control and help avoiding complications down the line.  The more muscle you build the greater the uptake of glucose into our body cells, where it belongs.

Thin Persons and Diabetes
When a thin person develops type 2 diabetes, genetics play a role of paramount importance determining disease onset.  A strong family history coupled with a sedentary lifestyle as well poor eating habits can prompt the scales in the wrong direction.  Unfortunately for thin persons, their outside appearance is concealing a metabolic profile similar to overweight people suffering type 2 diabetes.  They are insulin resistant not from obesity but from the places where some of their fat cells are stored and often from a lack of exercise.

 

Can thin people get Type 2 Diabetes?

 

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‘Skinny-Fat’
How Dangerous It Is to Your Health

 

Thin people can be fat on the inside
and may have higher risk of diabetes


 

 

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