Patients who suffer from type 2 diabetes and are also overweight or obese, lose weight more slowly than those who are overweight but do not suffer from diabetes (resistance to insulin impacts the slimming process and can even halt it). (5h)

Most people who suffer from type 2 diabetes, almost 80%, are overweight or suffer from android obesity, which means that the excess fat tissue is located around the abdomen, more specifically around the omentum, which is characteristic of insulin resistance in the muscle, fat and liver cells

When a diabetic patient needs to lose weight, a protein diet which has been intelligently established, low in calories, is the best cure. It consists of low fat and carbohydrate intake with an essential criteria being the choice of the kind of carbohydrate. At the center, we will explain in detail what can be eaten…

With the advent of new medication, which stimulates insulin secretion or improves insulin sensitivity, weight can be maintained or increase just slightly. Nevertheless, weight remains a constant worry for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes and weight loss remains the main goal of their treatment. Your doctor and your dietician will establish a personalized coaching program and will remind you NOT TO stop your treatment without medical advice.

You can also check our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section.

Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) by yourself

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement used to evaluate the relationship between the your weight and your health. Thanks to the BMI we can determine whether the person is overweight and to what degree of severity. Keep in mind though, that the BMI only gives an indication and is not a benchmark for children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, people who are ill, athletes or seniors.

The BMI gives an indication of the situation we find ourselves in. It is calculated as follows:

Weight (Kg)
Height (M) x Height (M)

In other words: Weight (in Kg) divided by: [height (in M) X height (in M)]

For example: For a weight of 65 Kg and a height of 1m60, the BMI is:

1,6 x 1,6
= 25,39

When the BMI is:

• Below 14: the person is underweight and the conditions can be life-threatening
• Below 18: the person is considered underweight
• Between 18.5 and 24.9: it corresponds to the normal body weight
• Between 25 and 29.9: the person is considered overweight
• Between 30 and 34.9: the person is moderately obese
• Between 35 and 39.9: it corresponds to serious obesity or morbid obesity (=mortal)
• Above 40: it corresponds to severe obesity, being more than 100% overweight.

You can consult the following Internet sites to calculate your BMI : www.doctissimo.fr or www.reseauproteus.net

You can also calculate the number of calories you need:

The formula is the following: L x L x BMI x index cal x 1,1 (or 1,3)

'BMI' is the ideal BMI; 'L' is the height in meters; 'index cal', is the calorie index which is 25 for women, 30 for men; '1,1' is for patients with little or no physical activity and '1,3' for patients with intense physical exertion.


The waist circumference is a measure that has gained importance in the medical world. It is a parameter that is more important than the BMI as it gives a more precise indication of where the fat is located. The waist circumference gives an indication of the future health consequences as well as our life expectancy.
The circumference of the waist gives the amount of fat accumulated around the waist, around the organs. At a certain level, this fat presents a risk to our health.

Men : 94 cm (102 max)
Women : 80 cm (88 max)

Exceeding this threshold indicates that the majority of fat tissue is located on the abdomen, around the stomach, and exposes one to a higher risk of illness: diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular illnesses …

It is estimated that an increase of the waist circumference by 4 centimeters doubles the risk of diabetes, while an increase of 20 centimeters will increase the risk 10 times!!

The waist circumference is measured below the rib cage, right above the hips or put more simply at the same level as the bellybutton.

Do the test!!! Ask our dieticians for advice to help you do it. It’s imperative that you know this measurement. It’s easy and cheap!!!

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