What is "Diabesity"? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/26/06

What is "Diabesity"?

Obesity and diabetes. The connection is so common today that researchers have coined a new word to describe it..."diabesity".

There are even medical conferences about diabesity. And kids are being diagnosed with it as a red flag to parents that if the child doesn't lose weight they could face a lifetime of health trouble.

"Heart disease, joint disease, some of our lung problems are related to obesity. So, in and of itself it's a chronic illness," said Kate Glasenap, with the Diabetes Center for Healthy Living.

But the diabetes center suggests losing just 10% of your body weight can help ease those symptoms.

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