View Full Version : Please look at your waist. Do it now, okay?

02-21-2008, 05:30 PM
Determining your waistline (http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3876195/)
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">A large waistline due to excess abdominal fat is a major risk factor for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, warns the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

But a simple set of measurements performed in your home, using a tape measure, can sound the alarm and help alert health-care professionals to the degree of risk.

Barney Rubble
02-21-2008, 05:41 PM
what if you used to be a waist 34 at 200 lbs and now 30 waist at 150ish??

it's funny how diabetes can be linked to obesity yet, when you have it, there are unexplained weight losses?????

02-21-2008, 06:52 PM
u got weight loss from diabetes??

Barney Rubble
02-21-2008, 07:39 PM
some folks do..not sure of me personally cuz my job is labour intensive and i think maybe just good ol fashion work but..

some of the symptoms hyperglycemics (high sugar folks)
may have but not in all cases:

# Polyphagia - frequent hunger, especially pronounced hunger
# Polydipsia - frequent thirst, especially excessive thirst
# Polyuria - frequent urination, especially excessive urination
# Blurred vision
# Fatigue
# Weight loss
# Poor wound healing (cuts, scrapes, etc.)
# Dry mouth
# Dry or itchy skin
# Impotence (male)

i experience numbers 1,2,3,5,6 and 8

02-21-2008, 08:13 PM
crap... i get symptoms 1 - 9, except for the weight loss.

Barney Rubble
02-21-2008, 08:16 PM
my doctor, today, told me that there is new medication for diabetics to prevent eye and kidney damage. i'm gonna find out about this & good luck withyour condition orchid.

i hope the medication is beer flavored drink and not a needle.