Weight loss in Type 2 Diabetics

It is estimated that 9 in 10 people who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.

Among patients with pre-diabetes,  there is a chance of reversal of the disease; whereas for others, it will contribute towards the reduction in the risk of developing serious complications like high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, eye diseases (retinopathy), neuropathy ( damage to the nerves ), kidney failure, and liver damage.

It is important that you focus on reducing the weight around your waist, as central adiposity is said to pose a high risk for heart disease and several other complications of diabetes.

Weight loss in people with type 2 diabetes can help in improving the glucose tolerance, thus insulin utilization by the body will be better.

Regular physical activity and balanced meal and healthy eating practices, can help you reach a healthy weight and maintain it as well. Getting sufficient sleep, and finding ways to reduce stress in routine life shall contribute towards weight loss in a significant manner.

The food-related factors that affect weight loss include:

  • Eating more calories than that you burn. You can address this by reviewing  the portion size of your meal. 
  • Eat small frequent meals. Make sure your first meal is the largest and proportions reduce through the day.
  • Snack healthy with fresh fruits and fiber rich veggies between meals.