I have told you how to find body mass index (BMI) when we’re checking if you're overweight It appears that an awareness of your BMI will help you prevent diabetes.Your body weight index determines the percentage of fat in your body. The greater the percentage, the greater the chance that you’ll develop diabetes.
The Surgeon General’s office reports a staggering rise of 50% in the number of obese or overweight adults in the US than there were just a decade ago. Recent studies have projected that one-third of the children born in 2000 will develop Type 2 Diabetes, and excessive weight will be the primary cause. Over the last ten years, the number of deaths related to obesity related diseases has increased by 33%
The close relationship between excessive weight and diabetes is undeniable. That’s why it’s so important for you, if you’re either pre diabetic or diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, to check your body mass index. It’s such a small effort to keep track of your body weight index. Make a habit to check it at least once a month. If you’d like to see where you fall in the BMI scale.
What is your body mass index (BMI)? It’s an easily calculated number which estimates your total body fat. This helps you decide if your weight is within the normal range, or if you are overweight. Although this number is not 100% perfect, especially when it’s calculated solely on height and weight, it’s a good ballpark figure. Certainly good enough to use as a guide if you’re trying to lose weight. Other factors that are normally taken into consideration are sex, body composition and age.
After you find body mass index number, you’ll want to know what it means. As a rough guideline for adults a BMI of less than 20 implies underweight, over 25 is overweight, and over 30 is obese. For a more specific idea of where you fall in the index, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute provides a complete Body Mass Index Table.
If you’re overweight and pre diabetic, you’re in danger of developing diabetes. This dreadful disease is nearly silent, yet it can cause kidney failure, heart damage, strokes, even the loss of limbs to amputation. This is why it’s so important to keep a close eye on your weight and particularly your body mass index.