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A balanced diet and an active lifestyle can help all kids maintain a healthy weight. For kids with diabetes, diet and exercise are even more important because weight can affect diabetes and diabetes can affect weight. This is true for kids and teens with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. In diabetes, the body doesn't use glucose properly. Glucose, a sugar, is the main source of energy for the body. Glucose levels are controlled by a hormone called insulin, which is made in the pancreas. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not make enough insulin. Undiagnosed or untreated type 1 diabetes can cause weight loss. Glucose builds up in the bloodstream if insulin isn't available to move it to the muscles. When glucose levels become high, the kidneys work to get rid of it through urine. This causes weight loss due to dehydration and loss of calories from the sugar that wasn't used as energy. Kids who develop type 1 diabetes often lose weight even though they have a normal or increased appetite. Once kids are diagnosed and treated for type 1 diabetes, weight usually returns to normal. Developing type 1 diabetes isn't related to being overweight, but keeping a healthy weight is important Continue reading >>

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  1. Maggiel

    Weight loss

    I have changed my diet, and began exercising. since then sometimes I have no need to take my diabetic pills. My question is, will my high blood sugar prevent me from loosing weight if I don't take the pills?

  2. Maggiel

    Thank you so much for your advice and for caring.

  3. mamaoak

    should not go off pills unless approved by dr. and your aci test are at 4 or 5. the test you should get every 3 months.
    i would not take the chance.

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