Modern Science of Biomechanics and Type 1 Diabetes


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Postural and Musculoskeletal Characteristics of Normal Weight People without and with T1D
Side note: Humans and penguins are the only species that have an upright posture. Apes have a semi-stooped posture. Swayback posture is only found among humans. 
 
By the swayback posture, the entire torso is swayed backwards.
 
By the lower chest forward posture, only the rib cage is swayed backwards.
 
Any change of the lumbar spine effects the rest of the spine. The change in the spine, whether it is due to postural changes and/or skeletal changes, affects the body in many ways. There is plenty to explain, but at this point it is essential to get a consensus about the postural profile of people with Type 1 diabetes.
 
 
The picture below (Nr 2) is taken using the sunlight as the only light source. The sun’s shadow indicates the depth of the spinal furrow.
 
 
 
Any change of the lumbar spine effects the rest of the spine. The change in the spine, whether it is due to postural changes and/or skeletal changes, affects the body in many ways. There is plenty to explain, but at this point it is essential to get a consensus about the postural profile of people with Type 1 diabetes.
 
The depth of the spinal furrow is an important factor in the development of Type 1 diabetes.
 
The differences in the depth of the spinal furrows is more visible in the enlarged picture.
 
    
1. Furrow indicates the position of the spine.
 
2. The depth of the furrow indicates the shape of the spine.
 
In the lumbar region, the depth of the furrow indicate the shape of the pelvic and lower abdominal cavity. The depth of the furrow indicate the size of the lumbar curvature. The deeper the furrow is, the bigger the inward curvature of the lumbar spine is.
 
In the thoracic region, the depth of the furrow indicates the shape of the thoracic cavity and the shape of the upper abdominal cavity. By stooping, the outward curvature of the thoracic spine sharply increases and at the same time, the furrow in the thoracic region disappears.
 
In the upper lumbar region and in the lover thoracic region, the depth of the furrow indicates the shape and the size of the upper abdominal cavity. (The pancreas is located in the upper abdominal cavity). 
 
 
By the swayback posture, and by the lower chest forward posture, the pancreas is shifted further away from the (central) line of gravity.
 
 
 
The position of the body towards the central line of gravity to a greater extent determines the shape of the body.
 
Please Note: The connection between the swayback and lower chest forward posture with Type 1 diabetes can be fully understood only by understanding the biological basis of weight gain and weight loss, and by understanding the mechanism underlining body weight distribution.
 

 
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Modern Science of Biomechanics and Type 1 Diabetes 

Site Map

 

Contents – Page 1

Introduction – Page 2A and Page 2B

Postural Profile of People with Type 1 Diabetes – Page 3, Page 4 and Page 5

Postural and Musculoskeletal Characteristics of Normal Weight People without and with T1D - Page 6

Spontaneous Remission of Type 1 Diabetes – Page 7

Obesity and Type 1 Diabetes – Obesity Protect against Type 1 Diabetes? – Page 8

Weight Loss and Type 1 Diabetes – Weight loss linked to Type 1 Diabetes? - Page 9

Insulin Therapy and Weight Gain – Page 10

Exercises Induced Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycaemia) and High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycaemia) - Page 11

 

Appendix

 

Type 1 Diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives - Page 12a

Type 1 Diabetes among the Amish – Page 12b

Why more and more Children are Developing Type 1 Diabetes – Page 12c

Type 1 Diabetes in Animals – Page 12d

Hypotheses about the Causes of Type 1 Diabetes in Very Young Children, Older Children and Full Grown Adults – Page 12e


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