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Diabetes and Obesity

BAME people have higher rates of both diabetes and obesity.

Being overweight increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Black adults are the most likely out of all ethnic groups to be overweight or obese

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Obesity increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Obesity also increases the risk of other illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, and certain forms of cancer.

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Black adults are the most likely out of all ethnic groups to be overweight or obese. Excess weight around your tummy (abdomen) increases diabetes risk.

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Check your weight with the NHS calculator. Obesity means having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher, but BAME people can develop diabetes at a BMI of just 23kg/m2.

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You can reduce obesity by being more physically active (e.g. starting activities like walking and jogging) and trying avoid fatty foods. Join a local gym or running club.

It is extremely important to check your BMI, especially if you haven’t done so recently. This will help determine if you are obese, and need to take steps to reduce the risk of diabetes.

You can check your BMI by using the online NHS calculator.

nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/bmi-calculator/

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