Every study should have a graph, right?
Sometime ago I found that I could not tell a person who had Diabetes from just looking at them. I mean, we have a disease, right? So, how come we can’t recognize one another from just appearance. So, in the interest of general knowledge, would you believe we commissioned a study? If the habits of a worm can be studied, why not what diabetics look like?
So, in plain English, this is what was discovered:
- General appearance: Type 2 Diabetics and those with Prediabtes can be male or female (does not help narrow it down).
- Age: Almost any age but may tend to be over 25.
- Weight: Can be slim, medium, over-weight or obese, but tend to be over 24.9 BMI.
- Hair color: Any and all hair colors are represented.
- Economic Level: Poor, middle-class and wealthy are all represented as they are in the general population.
- Clothing selections: None preferred.
- Food Selections: No determination observed. But a preference for desserts, sweets and processed food was noted.
- Mortality: It was noted that those who are alive have a better chance of being diagnosed with Prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes.
- Distinguishing Features: None.
- Ethnicity: No significant variation outside of population determination was noted.
Well, that just about sums it up, doesn’t it? What a valuable study to have performed. There’s no way to identify a person who has Prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes from the general population by the way they look. So, while 1/3 of the American population has Prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes, there’s no way to tell that by looking at them.
That was a big help.
No animals were harmed in the completion of this study. In fact, no study was completed.
As always, thank you for reading.