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Your Heart & Your Waist

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Everyday Health reports ...If you have gained weight in middle age & most of it is in your belly, you are likely part of the American epidemic of prediabetes. If you don't start eating better and exercising, full-blown diabetes will almost certainly be in your future. The ailment has many names, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, Syndrome X, prediabetes. Why is it so easy to diagnose? There's one clue that's a dead giveaway: It's your waistline, prediabetes and diabetes can harm arteries!

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 4/7/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 6 Comments
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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/26/2012 11:41:00 PM

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Enough to scare me
into taking care of myself.
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BLESSINGS!
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INCH_BY_INCH 6/11/2013 9:02:00 AM

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DAVEBEATTY1102 1/26/2012 12:53:00 PM

    Thank you so much for the info
NORASPAT 1/26/2012 11:37:00 AM

    We just have to do what we MUST do.
Eat to leep Blood sugar under control and EXERCISE to keep it down. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
INMISSOURI 4/10/2011 9:26:00 AM

    Thanks for the information!
JWAKJA 4/7/2011 5:29:00 PM

    Well put. Studies reveal that by 2020 approximately 50% of Americans will be per-diabetic or diabetic. Now's the time to get after it!

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