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Diabetes and mosquito bites

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 21, 2006
  • 09:38 PM

Do diabetics receive more mosquito bites than non diabetics?

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  • Do diabetics receive more mosquito bites than non diabetics?I am looking for the same information. Looking for reasoned medical data, but can only seem to find colloquial, wives-tale stories on mosquitoes liking 'sweet blood'. Would love to know if a study was ever conducted.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 17, 2010
    • 01:17 AM
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  • being a recently diagnosed diabetic myself (type 1), i noticed that when on holiday in europe in countries with mosquitos, that i received no bites whatsoever even when not using repellants, whilst my companions received many. A friend of mine joked that perhaps they could 'smell the sickness' as the first holiday was before diagnosis, and the second afterwards, and yet i wasn't bitten either time. I had a few land on me, but they didn't bite at all. I wonder if others have experienced this too? or am i just lucky and naturally repel them? :P
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 18, 2010
    • 06:57 PM
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  • I'm a type one diabetic and i've noticed that i get so many more mosquito bites than everyone else. I can be covered and the rest of my family will have little to none.I was wondering whether sugar in our blood makes a difference do you think?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 31, 2011
    • 00:15 AM
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