Thin or normal weight patients with diabetes may have higher mortality rate than overweight patients with diabetes.

JAMA published a meta-analysis of 5 longitudinal cohort studies looking at the association of weight status with mortality in patients with new-onset diabetes. More than 2,500 patients newly diagnosed with diabetes were evaluated in this study. The study found that the death rate in obese patients was lower compared to thin patients, 1.5% and 2.8%, respectively. Diet and exercise have always been recommended for overweight patients, what recommendations do you have for non-obese patients?

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