By dyanne Latest Reply 2009-05-04 16:57:44 -0500
Started 2009-05-03 01:05:23 -0500

I just read an article about a study done at John Hopkins. They have found a 20% increase in diabetes risk with people with shorter legs. Has anyone ever heard this before ?

7 replies

Sarguillo 2009-05-04 16:57:44 -0500 Report

I am 6 ft 3 inches tall. My inseam is only 31.5 inches long. I have a long torso and short legs for my hight. My borhter who is an inch shorter than I has an inseem that is 35 inches long. Hes short torso, long leggs. Same mother, same father. I have diabetes, he doesnt. But then again, you could make any study say just about anything you wanted it to say with a large enough group of people. I also hear that people who seem to have dark knuckles tend to get diabetes. They say the dark sking is a sign of furture diabetes. Old wives tale. Dont know if its true or not. But as a youngster, I had dark knuckles and I was told I would get diabetes. I didnt listen, and guess what, I did.

cyncyn 2009-05-03 18:43:10 -0500 Report

If this was the case, my mother,her family, My half-brothers and sister would all have it. None of them do. My poor sister is only 4'8" tall. Not to much is legs!
I don't buy into this.

Dietbeeties 2009-05-03 13:03:08 -0500 Report

lol~~I am 5'7" and my legs are quite a bit of that and I am type 1. ON the other hand, my mother is exactly one foot shorter and no diabetes!! Interesting, but I have never heard of that. Thanks for sharing!