Prevention, therefore, is the only way to tackle the rise in diabetes. With a fall in the rate of obesity, the likelihood of getting susceptible to diabetes will also fall considerably. Experts at the University of Cambridge in England recently found that those who gained weight but managed to maintain it were at a lesser risk of developing diabetes as compared to those who kept gaining. Middle-aged adults who would want to stave-off the risk of developing diabetes should therefore maintain their weight or try losing some to achieve a healthy BMI.
A total of 33,184 people were investigated for the study. The participants aged between 30-60 years. The team first took their baseline weight into account and did a comparative study for the next 10 years. "The study found that 53.9 percent participants gained more than one kg/m2 relative to their starting weight (equivalent to three kg for an adult of average height). These participants were at 52% more susceptible to higher risk of diabetes as compared to others," ANI reported.
Experts therefore press for more awareness and practicing preventive measures to avoid developing diabetes or any other lifestyle disease.