Weight, Waist & Diabetes


On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, get tested yourself with simple way & prevent your diabetes by lowering your risk factors

A number of long term studies have shown a higher risk of Diabetes with increasing body weight. 70- 80% of patients with diabetes are overweight & obese.

There is strong relation between BMI & total body fat.

Body Mass Index ( BMI) is a simple index of weight for height. According to WHO-

BMI  ≥ 25.0  – Overweight

BMI  ≥ 30.0   – Obesity

Overweight is characterized as an excessive accumulation of body fat. Overweight can eventually lead to health disorder, involving the:

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Diabetes
  3. Bone & joints disease
  4. Reproductive system disorder
  5. Gastrointestinal tract disorders.

Obesity is now recognized as a chronic disease with a significant impact on quality of life 7 life expectancy. Globally obesity leads to major public health problems.

Abdominal Obesity :

It is not only the level of overweight, but also the distribution of fat that is important for the development of insulin resistance & type II diabetes. An abdominal fat / central obesity of increased body fat, independent of the absolute level of obesity, is associated with an increased risk of diabetes.

Waist circumference is the simple way to diagnose the abdominal obesity.

Normal waist circumference

Male  ≤ 90 cm

Female ≤ 80 cm

…Wake up, calculate your BMI & measure your waist…………..

For any  ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?   get answered by Diabetes expert @ https://eclinic.justforhearts.org/forum/bycategory/35/diabete

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