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A 52-year-old male asked:

I have been diagnosed to have type 2 diabetes and i'm losing weight. why?

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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Stay engaged: Your diabetes is most likely " uncontrolled" there are rx that can get you back in control with diet and exercise . This is very important for your longevity
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Urinary glucose: You're losing glucose in your urine due to high blood sugar. Get education, diet, exercise, good medical advice. Lose weight and begin whatever medication your doctor prescribes. Metformin is usually the first and cornerstone of therapy.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

I was just wondering why does losing weight prevent/delay type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Obesity: Causes Insulin resistance- you need more Insulin to get same amount of sugar into cells as a normal patient- diabetic beta-cells can't produce enough; with weight loss, beta cells now can produce enough Insulin to reduce blood sugar.

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