Monday, May 4, 2015

Mitchell Hecht

Dr. Mitchell W. Hecht is the physician-author of "Ask Dr. H," a weekly Q&A medical column distributed by McClatchy-Tribune News Service. Dr. Hecht's goal is to present medical information that is clear and interesting to non-medical people. Send questions to him at: "Ask Dr. H," P.O. Box 767787, Atlanta, GA 30076. Due to the large volume of mail received, personal replies are not possible.
Question: I work 45 hours a week at a very sedentary desk job. My busy work and family life leaves me no time for exercise and I would like to know whether there are any exercises I can do at the desk.
Question: I read so much about type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes being associated with obesity. About 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. However, I weigh just 98 pounds and am five feet tall with a small frame. My age is 80 and I'm still very active. Can you explain why I developed type 2 diabetes?

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