This article is worth passing on to everyone, and we thought it should be published here to people with diabetes anywhere around the globe. Read on.
As published in the article of The healthy living magazine for Diabetes Forecast 2017.
Here’s an excellent reason to lose that spare tire around your middle: Abdominal obesity Increases your chances of developing diabetic kidney disease. Chinese researchers recently conducted 2 studies of people with type-2 diabetes. One involved 1, 016 people with chronic kidney disease in varying stages. The other followed 279 participants for 6 years, during which time 15% developed chronic kidney disease. As published in this article, both studies, even after adjusting for other risk factors, such as a high body mass index (BMI, this is a measure of body fat based on weight and height) and high blood pressure, belly fat stood out as a major culprit of this often-devastating disease. And the 1st study found a link between higher levels of belly fat and more-advanced kidney disease. The message: lose weight and you may save your kidneys.
Sources: Diabetes Care, October 2016 and Published on March/April Edition of Diabetes Forecast, p.17, 2017