Diabesity is defined as a constellation of signs that constitutes what is commonly referred to as metabolic syndrome characterized by:-
- Central obesity. (defined as waist circumference ≥ 40 inches for men and ≥ 35cm for women)
- Dyslipidemia:-i.e. raised Total lipid levels, high LDL&reduced HDL cholesterol.
- High blood pressure.
- High blood sugar/ or previously diagnosed type 2 diabetes