Kiss Goodbye to Diabetes
see how weight and height correlate to risk of diabetes. If you are a woman of average height (5 foot 4 inches) and weigh more than 175 pounds, you classed at a level of obesity which at a 7 out of 10 chance of succumbing to diabetes. A man of average height (5 foot 10 inches) need only be 209 pounds or more to join 70% risk category! Here are a few more facts about the complications of this disease to enhance you motivation to avoid or escape this devastating disease. Heart disease and stroke •
In 2004, heart disease was noted on 68% of diabetes-related death certificates among people aged 65 years or older.
In 2004, stroke was noted on 16% of diabetes-related death certificates among people aged 65 years or older.
The risk for stroke is 2 to 4 times higher among people with diabetes.
High blood pressure •
In 2005-2008, of adults aged 20 years or older with self-reported diabetes, 67% had blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg or used prescription medications for hypertension.
Sample of chapter 1 of upcoming book by Jon Shumway, Kiss Diabetes Goodbye.