Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of the diabetes disease. And new research suggests there are more risk factors for the healthier diabetics.
Normally-weighted type two diabetics may have a higher risk of dying from heart disease than their overweight peers.
Researchers analyzed five long term studies done between 1990 and 2006 involving 2,600 diabetics.
Overall 12% were of normal weight when they were diagnosed with the disease.
After adjusting for health and lifestyle factors, they found normally weighted people had twice the risk of dying from heart disease than their overweight counterparts.
And more than twice the risk of dying from any other cause.
Study Author Mercedes Carnethon isn’t sure why people of a healthy weight have a higher risk of dying.
Experts say further research is needed to confirm these results.
These findings appear in the “Journal of the American Medical Association.”