How Is My Body Mass Index (BMI) Related to My Risk Of Diabetes?

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BMI, body mass index, is a measure of obesity. It is weight corrected for height. So the bigger a person is, the higher their BMI. By definition, BMI of 30 and higher, defines obesity in a person. However, BMI may not be a useful indicator of diabetes in especially younger, healthier men and women, who may have more muscle therefore they weigh more, and at the same time, BMI may not be a proper indicator of diabetes, in people who are older and frail, who may not weigh a lot, but their bodies are very fatty and therefore prone to diabetes.