A new study has found that people with type 2 diabetes can reverse their current condition by reducing their waist by a few inches, even when they are not overweight. Twelve participants took part in the study conducted by researcher Roy Taylor from Newcastle University in the UK. Eight of them showed improvement in their health after losing 10-15% of their weight.
This happened when his body mass index (BMI) was already in the normal weight range. But losing weight helped reduce fat levels in the liver and pancreas, which made the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas to work faster. Taylor said that based on experience, we have found that your waist size should be the same as it was at the age of 21.
If you are not able to wear the pants of your college age, then you are consuming too much fat and therefore you are at risk of type 2 diabetes. Even if you are underweight. In fact, the study supports the theory that everyone has a ‘personal fat threshold’, which to a degree does not affect that person’s health. If this limit is violated, people are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even when their BMI is within the normal range.
It is wrong to
assume that people who are not overweight cannot develop type 2 diabetes , said researcher Taylor, adding that doctors often assume that people who are not overweight have a different cause of developing type 2 diabetes. As a result, they usually don’t even recommend losing weight before giving diabetes medications and insulin. Taylor said, ‘There is a tendency to start insulin and other drugs even at the very beginning or rather in the first phase itself.’