Often obesity and diabetes happen together, as obesity is a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. The term diabesity includes the combination of obesity — especially abdominal obesity — plus different variations of diabetes, such as:
May people with diabesity also have abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Various problems with the way your body uses insulin include:
Insulin resistance is when your body makes insulin — the hormone needed to properly absorb sugar from blood into cells — but it can’t use the insulin properly. This causes an increase in insulin production to compensate.
Prediabetes is when your blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are higher than normal, but you don’t yet have diabetes. Believe it or not, prediabetes is reversible with a healthy diet, exercise, and weight loss.
When you develop Type 2 diabetes, the team at Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers helps you manage the disease. You may have Type 2 diabetes for life, but new research shows even Type 2 diabetes and its symptoms might be reversible using weight loss, a low-calorie diet, and regular exercise.
You’re classified as obese if your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher, and you have diabetes or prediabetes if your blood sugar is higher than it should be. The medical team at Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers helps you find out if your blood sugar is out of range.
Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes are:
Uncontrolled blood sugar can eventually cause problems with your blood vessels, heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys. That’s why if you suspect prediabetes or diabetes, seek treatment as soon as possible to get symptoms under control and possibly reverse your condition.
Lifestyle changes help treat diabesity. The team of medical experts at Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers offers:
By changing up your diet, eating fewer calories, getting regular exercise, and losing excess body weight, you can beat diabesity and reverse the signs and symptoms of the disease. Call Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers to learn more, or book an appointment online today.
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