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Being Introverted May Shorten Life Expectancy of Diabetics: Study | April 19, 2010

Being bold is good for your health, so speak up!

New research suggests there is a social component to life expectancy among diabetes patients, according to a recent article from Private MD. Reseachers examined 3,535 adults with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and found that those who are more introverted and less trusting had a 33% higher mortality rate than those who are extraverted.

The study’s authors suggest that being overly self-reliant may not actually be a good thing for people with diabetes. That’s because many self-management aspects of the disease are best carried out in conjunction with others.

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