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10 Weight-loss Tips For People With Type 2 Diabetes

Losing weight with diabetes When you have type 2 diabetes, losing just 5% of your weight can improve blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. However, as if dropping pounds isn't tough enough, diabetes can make it even more difficult. Many people who begin taking insulin to control their blood sugar see the scale tick up, and other diabetes drugs, including sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, and meglitinides, have also been associated with weight gain. (Although some, like metformin, may help you lose weight.) What's more, hormonal changes that occur in your late 30s and early 40s add to insulin resistance, which is when your body fails to use insulin efficiently, says Betul Hatipoglu, MD, an endocrinologist at Cleveland Clinic. "Metabolism slows down and the risk of gaining weight increases, especially around the midsection," she says. Here, top experts give their best advice to make losing weight with diabetes a little easier. Taste the Mediterranean Complex carbs like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains speed up weight loss, while a diet high in processed simple carbs such as white bread, pasta, rice, and sweets will do the opposite, says Dr. Hatipoglu. Since people with d Continue reading >>

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  1. Sunil Sridhara

    Underweight and Diabetes Type 2..How to gain weight?

    Hi.. I am dignosied with type 2 and am on Glycomet(Metformin) 500mg twice daily (breakfast and dinner). My problem is already I was underweight and after taking Glycomet I am steadily loosing weight. Recently I have lost 1 kg per 4 weeks. My blood glucose levels are also slightly above expected value. It is about 120-130 fasting and about 190-200 after breakfast. I strictly follow a low carb diet as prescribed and exercise abt 30mins per day. Is there any way to add some weight without increasing my sugar levels? Thanks in advance.

  2. User2013

    Welcome to DD!! The first thing that comes to mind is, is the doctor sure you are a type 2? I ask this not because type 2's can't be thin however your numbers sounds quite high with being on Metformin.
    Have you tried adding in more protein like meat, nuts, cheeses, peanut butter, eggs? It is my understanding there are some shakes that are high in protein also but low in carbs.
    Are all your PP numbers that high after meals, not just breakfast? Maybe your oral needs to be increased. I am also on the thinner side and continued to lose weight however I went on insulin and it not only gave me good control of my numbers but I stopped loosing weight.
    Ginny

  3. jwags

    Welcome to DD. Many T 2's tend to be insulin resistant in the morning and have to severely restrict carbs early in the day. Also Dawn Phenomenom (DP) cause our morning numbers to be higher. Are your numbers high most of the day? I agree with Ginny ask your doctor to run some tests to see if you are possibly T 1.5 or even T 1. As far as gaining weight, add things like nuts, whey protein and full fat cream to your diet.

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