Type 2 Diabetes May be More Common in Transgender Women

New study co-authored by KPSOM researcher shows increased likelihood compared to cisgender women

December 28, 2021

Research published recently in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism indicates that type 2 diabetes may be more common in transgender women compared to cisgender women, but not to cisgender men. The study was co-authored by Darios Getahun, MD, PhD, a KPSOM Associate Professor of Health Systems Science and Research Mentor, and a Research Scientist II in the Division of Epidemiologic Research with the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research and Evaluation. The study received funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the National Institute of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child and Human Development.

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