Forget fitting into smaller jeans—slimming down can save your life.
Reason 10: You save money
Overweight people who suffer from diabetes are likely to pay more for their health care. The total spending on drugs for type 2 diabetes in the United States nearly doubled between 2001 and 2007.
Make one change: If you have type 2 diabetes, work with your doctor to make lifestyle changes and ask him or her to consider cheaper medications.