Which risk factors favour diabetes?

The metabolic syndrome

A combination of different symptoms

The metabolic syndrome is characterized by obesity, elevated blood lipid levels, high blood pressure and insulin resistance. Primarily the metabolic syndrome damages the cardiovascular system. If three or more of the following risk factors are in an increased range, it is called a metabolic syndrome.


Risik factor


Abdominal girth

Men > 102 cm
Women > 88 cm

Blood pressure

> 130 / 85 mmHg

Fasting glucose

> 110 mg/dl


> 150 mg/dl

HDL Cholesterol

Men < 40 mg/dl
Women < 50 mg/dl