Diabetes and Weight Loss
Reasons for gaining weight
Before looking at what can be done to prevent weight gain, it’s important to understand in what ways medication can lead to weight gain.
Generally, the most common reason is that stronger diabetes medication can cause low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). In turn, this can cause an individual to eat more than they might otherwise need to in order to prevent or treat low blood glucose levels.
Stronger diabetes medication can therefore lead to weight gain for the following reasons
- Needing to ‘feed’ the Hormones to prevent low blood sugar levels
- Response to strong hunger as a result of hypos
- Decreased willingness to exercise to avoid risk of hypos
- Stop feeding the Hormones
Diabetes drugs such as Hormones, sulphonylureas and prandial glucose regulators all increase the amount of Hormones in your body. Whilst these drugs are usually prescribed to people who have blood glucose levels that have been above the target values, they can still sometimes lead to lower-than-normal blood sugars.
If you find that you have to eat more often than you would like, or have larger quantities of starchy foods, in order to prevent lows occurring, you may be at risk of putting on weight as a result.
If you eating more to prevent lows, you may need to speak to your doctor about whether your medication dose can be reduced.
Note that if your dose is reduced, you will need to maintain a healthy and relatively low calorie diet and may need to take additional physical activity to ensure your blood glucose results do not rise too high. Your doctor should be able to help you to strike the right balance.
How does exercise help diabetes and weight loss?
Weight loss and exercise
Exercise can help you to lose weight, by building muscle and burning calories. Although this can take time, particularly to physically notice the differences, each activity becomes easier as you become fitter. Always make sure exercise is appropriate to your situation.
Could alternative weight loss therapies help?
Alternative weight loss therapies can be beneficial to help support weight loss. They can help with motivation and can also help you to make appropriate health choices. If in any doubt though, check with your healthcare team whether the therapy is suitable for you.
Loss of body weight can be particularly beneficial in helping to reverse the progression of diabetes.
HOOSLIM, supplements for the treatment of obesity induced diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is very closely associated with weight, with over 90% of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics above their ideal weight.
Losing some weight could both prevent you from developing diabetes, or help you to better manage your condition if you have already been diagnosed with diabetes.
1) Weigh yourself
First off, work out how overweight you actually are. For many people, weighing yourself is the first step to weighing less.
2) Get ready to lose weight
Getting into the right frame of mind to lose weight can be half the battle for some people. Get your head in good shape and allow the body to follow.
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Diabetes prevention starts with losing weight. And weight lose is the priority for obese diabetic patient.