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Diabetes Lifestyle and Care
Author: roubenhw
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I knew that diabetes was affecting many more people each year, but I did not realize how quickly it was growing. It appears that diabetes cases have gone up by more than 50% in just the last ten years. This is pretty scary to think about.

Americans have put themselves in a dangerous position during the last ten years. During that time, the number of cases of diabetes has dramatically risen, and cases of Type 2 Diabetes have risen in step with the increased obesity. In that past, no state in the U.S. had more than 20% of its adult population with diabetes. Currently, however, almost every state had rates of obesity over 20% in the adult population. That is a frighteningly fast leap.

Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Do your family members have pre-diabetes?

Your BMI is one of the most critical indicators for managing Type 2 Diabetes. Obesity is defined as having a BMI of greater than 30. Remember, though, that this is only an estimate. For example, a pro basketball player may be 6’3” and may weigh 210 pounds. Even though this is technically overweight according to the standard BMI measurement, the NBA player is not necessarily overweight. Remember, muscle is heavy too! If only more of us had the problem of being overweight because of muscle…
11/13/2009 0 Comments | Add Comment
 
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