A Healthy BMI for Diabetics
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a calculation that is based on your height and weight to determine if you are underweight, an ideal weight, overweight, or obese. The test is an
indication of the total body fat that you are carrying around. The number ranges are
fairly accurate but there are some circumstances when the calculations may not be 100% true. As these results are purely based on numbers, you should take the number you are given and discuss other contributing factors with your doctor (such as muscle weight or body type considerations).
A BMI of 30 or over is considered obese. The higher end of the scale for overweight
people (25 to 29.9) and people that fall into the obese category are at an increased risk for
developing type 2 diabetes. Other danger indicators are waist circumferences. If you are
a man and your waist measures 40 inches or more and if you are a woman and your waist
measures 35 inches or more, there is an increased abdominal fat risk factor for diabetes
and other diseases.
Maintaining a healthy BMI is all about being at a weight that is right for your height and
body type. Both of these goals will bring many more benefits than just better controlled
blood glucose levels. You will also have increased energy, can reduce the amount of
insulin you are on, and give yourself a longer life expectancy.
Reduce your total body fat to bring your BMI into a healthy range (18.5-24.9). Healthy Solutions MD can help you meet this goal by providing you with a plan to help you lose weight and keep it off. You can see one of our board certified physicians who may suggest appetite suppressants like phentermine/adipex or other methods to help you stick to one of our low calorie diets. Weight loss can be hard, let Healthy Solutions help make it easier. Schedule a FREE CONSULTATION TODAY!