Sunday, November 18, 2012

Diabetes and Height

- Children diagnosed with diabetes before the age of 1 year tend to be small- short and skinny.
- Children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are, on average, tall. 
- It takes really bad blood sugar to do it, but diabetes can stunt growth.
- Among diabetic adults, both among type 1 adults and separately among type 2 adults, shorter ones are more likely to develop microvascular complications such as kidney disease and neuropathy.

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