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as in, 10g of carbs. Carb counting is a great tool to help

diabetes management, giving a sensible and calculable

link between insulin dosing and food. for example, a

slice of bread might be 15g of carbs.


this number is actually about apples and pears. How big is your bum and tum?. the


this formula relates to your body Mass index (bMi).

way to find this is to do a waist-to-hip measurement. The waist to hip ratio is increasingly

example 26. ideally, your bMi should be less than 2

being used by doctors in preference to bMi as a better measurement of the risk of

pounds (lbs) divided by height in inches (in) squared

obesity and cardiovascular disease. to determine if you have a healthy waist to hip

(lbs) / [height (in)2] x 703). Put more simply, take your

ratio, use a measuring tape to measure the circumference of your hips at the widest

take the result of that calculation and divide it by yo

part of your buttocks. then measure your waist at the smaller circumference of your

round to the second decimal place. an example of

natural waist, usually just above the belly determine the ratio, divide your waist

using a weight of 150 lbs, and height of 5’5” (65 inc

measurement by your hip measurement.. for example, 24” waist and 36” hips = 0.66.


research shows that people with “apple-shaped” bodies (with more weight around

the waist) face more health risks than those with “pear-shaped” bodies who carry more

weight around the hips. Click on the image to calculate your own.

useful for any diabetic, and being used increasingl

are part of insulin pumps. these calculate how mu

of carbohydrates (as we’re all different, these ratio

insulin for 10g of carbohydrate, so the ratio would


this is the number of seconds it took Yusain b

point being, that living with diabetes is a maratho

numbers but take them with a pinch of salt. Most

ask your diabetes nurse or call Diabetes uk’s car


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