Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss
Diabetes and weight loss is generally one of the most troubling aspects of your diabetes prevention program. Another is how you manage day to day living with diabetes. Diabetes weight loss, and specifically how to lose body fat are detailed in the article below. Read on!
High Body Fat is directly correlated to the onset and risk of complications associated with Diabetes. Studies indicate that obese people are more likely to become Diabetic than people of normal weight. Studies also indicate that the complications associated with Diabetes are made worse by obesity or excess body fat.
- Excess body fat is linked to many of the following conditions:
- High cholesterol
- Fatty deposits in the arteries
- Clogged or hardened arteries
- High blood pressure
- Poorly functioning kidneys
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Poor blood circulation
- Increased risk of getting a stroke
- Damage to blood vessels
- High blood sugar levels
- Infections caused by high blood sugar levels
Weight loss can help to not only delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes but it can also off-set the severity of associated complications. In fact, studies show that losing just 10% of your body weight can reduce your risk of developing Diabetes and its complications by as much as 50%. For many people, that means losing just five to ten pounds of body fat.
Losing weight should be done in a variety of ways in order to ensure that the weight loss is sustainable and effective. Many Diabetics rely upon medications in order to get the insulin in their bodies to convert fat and sugar to usable forms of energy. Exercise and nutrition are also essential elements that are necessary to losing weight.
In order to effectively lose weight and body fat, many people find that they need to develop a diet plan or enlist the help of a support network, such as a weight loss program or a friend. Losing weight becomes less of a task and more of a social occasion when you can associate the undertaking with friends and shared goals. Click here to visit our Diabetes weight loss and complication management blogs and conversations.
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For more information about the best weight loss plans for your body and lifestyle, consult your physician.