eye boogers and diabetes

what could they possibly have in common?

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One source of eye boogers is mites that live in hair follicles and nearby sebaceous glands on your eyelids. Pretty much everyone has ’em, and their abundance increases with age.

scary close-up:

they’re nowhere near that big in real life – closer to 1 mm, not really visible to the naked eye, but they’re there

here’s another rendition:

They feed on sebum and proteins, and besides age, they’re also more abundant in type 2 diabetes and correlate with HbA1c. Interestingly, that correlation doesn’t exist for body weight.

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The life cycle goes something like this. Kinda funny, but it’s true…

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