Type 2 diabetes is epidemic, both in the United States and around the world. Although common in the obese population, we are seeing a new and troublesome trend of diabetes and pre-diabetes in normal weight people, and they share the same risk of complications that obese diabetics have.
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- What Is Known about Obesity
- Healthy Steps: Obesity—First Steps
- Healthy Steps: Obesity—Full Program
- Obesity Prevention
- From Dr. Deborah's Desk
Have you noticed a slowly increasing waist size? The first sign may be that last year's bathing suit doesn't fit, but the steps to follow are much worse. For both men and women, even loose shirts are stretched taut over pregnancy-shaped abdomens, and many folks find they don't fit comfortably in airplane seats. Your doctor may be the last person to tell you that you have a weight problem - often because your doctor has a weight problem as well. The nation as a whole, and the medical profession included, are suffering a serious obesity epidemic.