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.

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
publicfile@kcbd.com
806-744-1414
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.