Why Do Type 1 Diabetics Lose Weight

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Losing Weight With Diabetes

If you have diabetes, know that you are not alone. According to recent statistics, the occurrence of diabetes in the United States has reached 9.4% of children and adults - or about 30.3 million Americans. Before we go into the tips for weight loss and diabetes, it's important to understand the different types and what causes diabetes. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where the body has too much glucose, or blood sugar, in the bloodstream. Usually, the body produces insulin in response to glucose. Insulin is a hormone that moves glucose from the bloodstream into the cells, but with type 1 diabetes, the body no longer produces insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the body either may or may not be making enough insulin, however, the cells don't use the insulin properly. In either situation and without proper management, glucose can build up in the bloodstream. This excess buildup of glucose flows through the blood vessels throughout your body and then eventually can cause damage to your heart, eyes, kidneys and feet. Although both types have to do with high blood sugar, type 1 and type 2 diabetes differ in a number of ways. Type 1 diabetes, is most often diagnosed in childhood, whil Continue reading >>

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  1. Tim S.

    I've only put on a little weight between the time of the end of my "honeymoon" and the introduction of mealtime insulin. I think my path is more exercise and making sure that I do exercises that not only work my cardiovascular system, but help strengthen my core AND build muscle. This weight will not just go away by eating less because I'm already eating right. I feel your frustration, Mimi. Consult a dietician and/or a personal trainer. They might help you develop a plan of attack.

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