Goal Weight

If you are insulin resistant, have a family history of diabetes or high blood pressure, and you are overweight it is vital that you know your blood sugar (glucose) levels, and have them tested at least twice a year. Take this chart to your health care professional who will be able to plot your numbers on the chart to give you an indication of your risk profile. Remember to record the results of your test on the graph below.

Waist circumference

Waist circumference (WC) is a good indicator of abdominal fat and can be used to indicate health risks. It is measured by putting an upstretched tape measure around the narrowest level of your waist over light or no clothing.

BMI (Body Mass Index)

Body mass index is a value derived from the mass and height of a person. The BMI is defined as the body mass divided by the square of the body height, and is universally expressed in units of kg/m², resulting from mass in kilograms and height in metres