Socially isolated individuals are more prone to have newly diagnosed and prevalent type 2 diabetes mellitus - the Maastricht study
OPEN BMC public health | 20 Dec 2017
S Brinkhues, NHTM Dukers-Muijrers, CJPA Hoebe, CJH van der Kallen, PC Dagnelie, A Koster, RMA Henry, SJS Sep, NC Schaper, CDA Stehouwer, H Bosma, PHM Savelkoul and MT Schram
Social isolation is associated with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), but it is unclear which elements play a crucial role in this association. Therefore, we assessed the associations of a broad range of structural and functional social network characteristics with normal glucose metabolism, pre-diabetes, newly diagnosed T2DM and previously diagnosed T2DM.
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