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Diabetes can strike—hard—even when weight is normal

August 8, 2012

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Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Howard LeWine, M.D., is a practicing internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Chief Medical Editor at Harvard Health Publishing, and editor in chief of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. See Full Bio
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Jen McDonough
August 30, 2012

Health awareness made easy. As a mom of a child with type 1 diabetes, THANK YOU for taking the time to clarify what the difference is. I wish the names were different as it leads to cruel remarks from kind, but uneducated people who think type 1 and type 2 are the same. This is GREAT info for us all to take into consideration. Thank you for sharing!

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Jen McDonough
Twitter: @TheJenMcDonough

August 27, 2012

Does the rule of thumb for finding your maximum healthy waist size also applies if you use height in centimeters?

August 20, 2012

Thanks you for the informative post, I just hope all these will help us to boost our lifespan, but come to think of it, during regular exercise like jugging for instance will take a longer time to burn out those fat, it is better to do sprinting as this has been proven to help burn fat much more faster than any other exercises.
But above, I think I have gotten something today.

August 14, 2012

I wonder if the BMI charts should be inapplicable to very muscular people? If one has very well developed back muscles, for example, from rowing or weight lifting, the waist size is increased. I experienced this from many years of such activities. I could not have the “healthy” waist size without losing muscle mass around the torso. Also, muscle weighs quite a bit and this is not mentioned in these chrts.

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