Diabetes and Weight Loss: Losing Weight Improves Diabetes Management

by Marsha Hudnall

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Weight loss improves diabetes control | Lifestyle change improves diabetes managementWill weight loss help my diabetes management, or reduce my risk for developing diabetes?

 

Diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not produce enough insulin, and/or does not use it effectively. The result is that glucose (sugar) – the body’s main source of fuel – builds up in the blood, causing numerous health problems, including kidney failure and heart disease.

Ninety to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Researchers believe you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you are overweight.

Is the solution to weight loss to just ‘eat less and exercise more?

According to the Diabetes Prevention Program research study, weight loss — achieved through better eating habits and exercise—reduces the risk of diabetes by improving the ability of the body to use insulin and process glucose.

But if you’re like many people, you’ve heard the advice to ‘eat less and exercise more’ a thousand times. And you struggle with doing it.

Indeed, most physicians realize many of their patients are ill-equipped to put together a reasonable program of lifestyle change for losing weight to better manage their diabetes.

 

Consider something different

Since 1973, we have developed and refined a life-changing program exclusively for women, to help them achieve a healthy weight and begin to feel good about themselves again, while living free of dieting and preoccupation with food.

We can help you develop and practice the healthy lifestyle habits that can lead to healthy weight loss and better diabetes management.

Green Mountain’s healthy lifestyle program can help you lose weight and better manage your diabetes  -Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA

In our almost 40 years of business, our participants have found greater success in achieving a healthy lifestyle (and therefore a healthy weight) than any other weight loss facility of its type in the country (International Journal of Eating Disorder Aug 1985).

If you have type 2 diabetes, or are at risk for developing it, our program will help you develop a personalized program of nutrition, exercise and behavioral strategies that can work for you at home.

Learn more about how our healthy weight loss program can help you manage your diabetes.

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