Type 2 Diabetes is greater in FCH than in FH

As we’ve seen, obesity and metabolic syndrome are associated with FCH more than with FH, and we saw a bulge in the statistics precisely where the chance of misdiagnosis is greater, in the Probable category (See previous page).  However, the presence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is especially telling.  T2DM is actually inversely present in FH in contrast with the FCH. That is, it is not merely a matter of degree, but the tendencies of T2DM in FCH and FH are in opposite directions. Surprisingly, the FH tend to have lower than normal rates of T2DM.  Here are some facts about FH, FCH, and T2DM. Next, we’ll look at the T2DM “bulge.”

Type 2 Diabetes is greater in FCH than in FH
Type 2 Diabetes is greater in FCH than in FH