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Losing Weight With Type Ii Diabetes



Insulin causes the body to store fat. The more insulin you require to lower your blood sugar, the more fat you will store. To minimize this effect, try to make healthy lower carbohydrate choices in your diet to keep your blood sugar stable, thus requiring less insulin coverage!

More Information:

For more information on carb counting, check out the American Diabetes Association on the internet.

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    I am glad that you have done well but remember that the body's preferred source of energy is glucose. The recommended carb intake for people with diabetes is about 130g or about 8 carb choices. You don't need to avoid fruit and starches, just watch the amount and check your blood sugars so that you know how your body reacts to different foods. - by LEDUNKLEY
  • I really appreciate this advice. I recently learned that the meds I am taking are adding to my weight gain but the doc keeps telling me that I need to lose weight. I asked if I would be able to regulate my diabetes through my diet and I was told that it was not needed. However through trial, I have found that I can have normal (below 120) blood sugar reading by limiting my carb intake. Most of my carbs come from the veggies I beat. So I am never hungry and I am losing now. Before, no matter how hard I would try, my meds added at least a pound to my body every 2 months. - by SHAWNACROCKETT
  • thanks for the advice I really need some right now. I am new hear and it has taken me almost three weeks to show some results . Good news is I have dropped 3 lbs wooohooo. at least it is a start . emoticon - by JUDY_1011

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