Many People with Diabetes Don’t Know What their Healthy Weight Should Be
survey of 573 adults with diabetes, most of whom were overweight, has shown
that most of them did not know what a healthy weight for them would be. When
asked, 41 percent of the overweight respondents gave an overweight number,
as did 66 percent of the obese respondents. And six percent of the study participants
chose a number in the obese range. Most of the participants were aware that
they were overweight.
the male respondents, only 35 percent gave a normal weight as a good goal
for them, versus 65 percent of women.
you have diabetes and you are overweight, do you know what a healthy weight
is for you? If you think you know, what are you basing that on? It’s a good
idea to talk with your doctor, diabetes educator, nutritionist or dietitian
to make sure you know what a good goal weight is for you and how you can reach
it. Weight management is an important part of diabetes control, so the closer
you are to your goal weight, the more likely you are to be able to keep your
blood sugar in the healthy range.
Diabetes Care, March 2006