Each disease certainly has a characteristic and also a risk factor for which the disease is susceptible to attacking the human body. It cannot be denied that almost everyone who suffers from a disease must start with several risk factors that are likely not aware of the person. Not only that, there are many causes that not many people know about the potential for a disease to attack the body. This is due to a lack of knowledge about the onset of the disease.
Likewise with diabetes which is quite serious and has the potential to threaten human life. You need to know that diabetes is not a disease where if a person is affected, they will suddenly experience severe symptoms. Diabetes can be said as a disease that kills humans slowly. If a person has diabetes, then it is certain that he also has other diseases or what we usually call complications.
Apart from this, of course there are several risk factors where diabetes has the potential to attack the human body. Some of these factors are certainly not widely realized by most people. Apparently, there is a study where a person’s body shape can be a risk factor for diabetes. If we only think that diabetes only affects obese people, it turns out that diabetes is also very vulnerable to attacking obese people.
Body Shape at Risk for Diabetes
Maybe not many people are aware that a person’s body shape is a risk factor for diabetes. This is where diabetes does not look at body shape so that everyone has risk factors for diabetes. If your body shape has a risk factor for diabetes, what about your diet and your daily lifestyle. For that, it is indeed important for you to know the various characteristics and symptoms of a disease so that we can easily handle it. So, what body shape is prone to diabetes? Let’s just look at our explanation below!
Fat or obese body shape
Of course, it is not common knowledge that overweight and obese people have a high risk of developing diabetes. More generally, most people who are overweight have accumulated fat in various parts of the body. Regardless of body shape, of course being overweight or obese can easily increase risk factors for diabetes. No wonder obesity is the root cause of various diseases such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension to diabetes.
Quoted from a WebMD page which states that obesity can be a risk factor with the number one cause of diabetes. As we know that obesity is an accumulation of excess fat which results in changes in the body’s metabolic system. The changes that occur can of course cause fatty tissue to release fat molecules in the blood. This of course can affect various insulin responsive cells resulting in reduced insulin sensitivity.
A nutritional status check using the Body Mass Index (BMI) method is certainly one way to determine whether your body shape is in the obesity category or not. In addition, body mass index can also be used to determine the risk to a person’s health. For this reason, the body shape of a person who is obese greatly affects the risk of certain diseases.
Body shape with a large waist circumference
Apart from obese body shape, of course, risk factors for diabetes. A study certainly states that men and women with large waist circumference have a higher risk. This condition is of course to develop from various chronic diseases, one of which is diabetes. In general, a body shape with a large waist circumference is synonymous with people who are overweight or obese. The fact is that people with normal weight, but have a large waist circumference are very at risk of developing various types of diseases compared to people who have normal waist circumference.
In this case, an institution from America, namely the American Heart Association, National Heart and Lung and Blood Institute, has determined that the normal waist size for men is about 102 cm and for women, which is around 88 cm. Meanwhile, the ideal waist circumference target for Asians is less than 80 cm for women and 90 cm for men.
Body shape with a distended stomach
The next body shape that is very at risk of developing diabetes is people who have a distended stomach. People who are overweight certainly have a belly that tends to be distended so it’s no wonder that the body shape with a distended stomach is very at risk of developing diabetes. But in fact, a distended stomach is not only experienced by people who are overweight. People who are thin can experience something called a distended stomach.
The distended stomach is of course due to the presence of bad fats as the main cause where the stomach becomes enlarged so that it is very dangerous for the health of the human body. Fat in the stomach can of course be affected by the production of blood fats which is directly linked to high levels of cholesterol such as LDL and decreased production of good cholesterol (HDL) and insulin resistance. This is the main factor where people who have a distended stomach are very likely to develop diabetes. This condition can occur when insulin does not work optimally so that it can cause high levels of glucose in the blood so that it cannot enter the body’s cells.
These are some of the body shapes of a person who have a greater risk of developing diabetes.
How to Lower Diabetes Risk
For those of you who belong to one of the people who have a body shape as we have mentioned above. So you don’t worry too much because there are still a lot of tips and ways you can do to reduce the risk of diabetes, including:
Get plenty of physical activity
The first way you can do this is by doing physical activity. If at this time you tend to be a passive person in doing an activity, then change your habits to start increasing your activity and also physical movement. In doing physical movement, of course you don’t worry too much because physical activity is not always done strenely. You can only do routine habits such as walking and cycling on weekends. With a note that you have to do this habit regularly and regularly. At least you can do this habit three times a week for about 30 minutes. This activity can certainly help you reduce your risk of developing diabetes. In addition, you also have to do regular exercise with proper nutrition and nutrition so that it can help you form your ideal body.
Check blood sugar regularly
Apart from routine physical exercise, of course you can check your blood sugar regularly. By checking blood sugar regularly, of course, you can reduce your risk of developing diabetes. Therefore, check your blood sugar regularly before and also after eating so you can find out the blood sugar levels in your body. That way you can easily control and also control if your body’s blood sugar levels are high enough.
Start paying attention to food intake
food is indeed one where a disease grows. Likewise with diabetes which can be caused by unhealthy nutritional intake and nutrition. You can certainly start by increasing the consumption of fruits, vegetables and also foods that are high in fiber. You can certainly avoid foods that are fatty and also sweet. In addition, you are required to start paying attention to the portions of food you consume every day. By paying attention to food and drink intake, of course you can easily control blood sugar levels so that you are likely to avoid the risk of developing diabetes.
When you have a large enough risk factor for diabetes, of course you are required to find ways and tips to reduce diabetes risk. The tips and methods that we have mentioned above are of course very easy for you to do. Keep track of the intake of food and drinks that you normally consume on a daily basis so you can avoid the risk of developing diabetes. Those are some body shapes that are at high risk of developing diabetes. Hope it is useful!