How To Identify Obesity & Diabetes And Ways To Measure Them | Healios

How to identify Obesity & Diabetes and ways to measure them

Diabetes and Obesity are both intricately related. Studies have proven beyond a reason of doubt that diabetes can lead to hormonal imbalance, causing weight gain and obesity; and excess weight gain or obesity can disturb regular hormonal secretions in the body, causing diabetes. That is why often the treatment methods for both go hand in hand. For a person suffering from obesity and diabetes, a joint Diabetes Treatment and Obesity Therapy can be the answer.
At Healios, we are offering extensive Diabetes Treatment or Obesity Therapy to help those who are riddled by obesity or diabetes or both.

How is Obesity measured?
Obesity in people can be determined with the calculation of the BMI or the Body Mass Index. The BMI is the ratio of a person’s body mass with respect to their weight. It helps determine whether an individual is in the range of acceptable weight or not, according to their gender, ethnicity, height, and other genetic factors. When a person’s BMI exceeds the acceptable range for their category, then they are called overweight. When the BMI shoots up further, even beyond the overweight range, it enters the obesity range, and the person is called obese.

How are Obesity and Diabetes inter-related?
According to a recent study, being overweight stresses the inner workings of individual cells. Specifically, overeating stresses the membranous network inside of cells called endoplasmic reticulum(ER). When the ER has more nutrients to process than it can handle, it sends out an alarm signal telling the cell to dampen down the insulin receptors on the cell surface. This translates to insulin resistance and to persistently high concentrations of the sugar glucose in the blood, which is one of the sure signs of diabetes.

How to control diabetes and obesity?
Controlling blood sugar(glucose) levels is the major goal of diabetes treatment, in order to prevent complications of the disease. Reduction of bodyweight improves glycemic control, mortality and morbidity. Treating obesity in the diabetic is hampered as some diabetic treatments lead to weight gain. Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective anti-obesity treatment and causes long-term remission of diabetes in many patients.

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