Can a social network help protect against diabetes? There may be a connection, according to a recent Dutch study.
Subjects who said they were socially isolated had a higher risk of pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes than those who reported having plenty of emotional support.
Why? Social connections may help keep blood sugar under control by reducing stress and depression, and by inspiring people to make healthier choices.
Source: Consumer Reports on Health April 2018 BMC Public Health Dec 2017
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