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...And I'd Thought It Was a Metabolism gone Haywire

Saturday, February 23, 2013

In the back of my mind I wondered why others going through that second part of postmenopause who were susceptible to that, didn't seem to talk about it online ... I thought I'd developed a metabolic meltdown caused by my going through a "secret, second part of postmenopause". I'd fought that weight gain tooth and nail and kept it to under 20 pounds, at first .. then I started doing a little more cardio (from having been a devout yogini w/ active practice much of the time) and the weight had started coming off ...BUT

I was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic 5 weeks ago.
The culprit is, most likely my having been on statin drugs to treat hereditary high blood cholesterol for the past 17 years.

That being said, I was fewer than ten pounds overweight (BMI was maybe about 26 or so) at the time that I'd been diagnosed.

But there are others whose appearance and fit look belie their actual health even more! About 10-15% of Type 2 diabetics are at an ideal weight (some for years before their diagnosis) when they are diagnosed.

Correlation is not causation, and all that ...



From that link:

• Most obese people, even those with a BMI over
40, never develop diabetes. Many of those who
do develop diabetes, especially if it develops
after age 50, have mild disease (glycosylated
hemoglobin under 7 percent) and are not at high
risk of complications.

• Although 85 percent of type 2 diabetics have a
BMI over 25, so do 60 percent of the US adult
population. High BMIs are even more common
in people over age 40, which is when the vast majority of type 2 diabetes first develops.

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    1854 days ago
    oy. The health challenges!! Keep looking up and don't let this get you down! Keep practicing that healthy lifestyle!
    1854 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    Interesting, I thought if I keep my 23.6 BMI I wouldn't get type 2 diabetes. So much for that uh?
    1854 days ago
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