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Type 2 Diabetes: How To Lose Weight

Weight loss is a common recommendation for treatment for type 2 diabetes. Many people are overweight when they’re first diagnosed, and that extra fat actually increases their insulin resistance (when their bodies can’t properly use the hormone insulin). By losing weight, people with type 2 diabetes can become less insulin resistant, and they’re able to use insulin better. (To learn more about how the hormone insulin works, read our article on how insulin regulates blood glucose levels.) If you’ve recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and you're overweight, you should get started as soon as possible on a weight loss plan. It is important to work with a registered dietitian to help you figure out a plan that will work for you—a healthy meal plan, physical activity, and realistic goals will help you reach a healthy weight. There are many advantages to losing weight (and not just diabetes-related ones): Boost your energy level Lower your cholesterol levels (especially important for people with type 2 diabetes) Protect your heart (also important for people with diabetes, since heart-related complications are very common) Make it easier to control your blood glucose leve Continue reading >>

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  1. Evergrean

    A1C and pre diabetes

    I got my first A1C this week after getting several finger tip 12 hour fasting results that were at 109 for the past couple years.
    My A1C was 5.8. I am 47, male, slim and excercise alot.
    Please advise if my 5.8 level is pre diabetic and cause for concern?

  2. Shanny

    In my opinion, Evergrean, it's in the very early stage. I don't really believe in the concept of "pre"diabetes, because people are sometimes apt to use that as an excuse to ignore it. If you have elevated blood glucose (and your A1c converts to average blood glucose of about 107), then you have early signs of diabetes and would be well advised to take measures to prevent its advance.
    If you don't have a meter already, you might consider getting one and taking a few tests around your meals. That will give you a better idea of how your metabolism is coping with carbs. Take a test before you eat, so you know where you started (keep a log of your readings, and keep a food journal too - what/when/how much you ate). Eat your meal and test one hour after the first bite; this tells you roughly how high the meal raised your BG. Then test again two hours after the first bite, and you should be dropping back down close to your starting level.
    There is much good information and explanations at Blood Sugar 101,

  3. breezeonby

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Evergrean
    I got my first A1C this week after getting several finger tip 12 hour fasting results that were at 109 for the past couple years.
    My A1C was 5.8. I am 47, male, slim and excercise alot.
    Please advise if my 5.8 level is pre diabetic and cause for concern? Hello and welcome to the forum! I would follow Shanny's advice. Hope that you will visit often. Take care!

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