If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the great news is that you are living in a period of time when self-managing diabetes has never been easier. There are not only brand new treatment options available, there are many, many upgraded products which make diabetes a lot easier to monitor. Type 2 diabetes is one of those diseases that just can’t be regulated by your doctor, you have to take charge while your doctor supervises.
By now you have a pretty good idea of your risk profile for Type 2 diabetes. Weight gain, especially around your waistline, is certainly number one on the list.
Scientists have come to realize that waist measurements, rather than total body weight or body mass index (BMI), are a better predictor of the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, especially in women. Swedish scientists have recently learned that the size of a woman’s fat cells also predicts the risk of diabetes.