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How can I lose weight so i don't get diabetes at 14?

How can I lose weight so i don't get diabetes at 14?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can you tell me if i developed type 2 diabetes, will it stay with i even if i lose weight?

Can you tell me if i developed type 2 diabetes, will it stay with i even if i lose weight?

Diabetes and Weight: Sometimes, if you are newly diagnosed with Diabetes, or have had it under good control, and you are a type II Diabetic, Diabetes can be controlled through diet and exercise. You never 'Get Rid' of the disease-you are simply controlling it naturally. In my experience, though, the disease will eventually go out of control, and you will need to take medication to control the blood glucose. ...Read more

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What help me to lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

What help me to lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

Key principle...: Is assuming you have good control on current regimen and diet, you must decrease Insulin doses proportionately to decrease in calorie intake best if nutritionist cde or endocrinologist help you do so. ...Read more

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Can u please recommend a diet or product that helps lose weight 4 acute mild chf/type 2 diabetes dats not too restrictive & not 2 slow?

Can u please recommend a diet or product that helps lose weight 4 acute mild chf/type 2 diabetes dats not too restrictive & not 2 slow?

Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and 3-4 oz protein with each meal 5 hours apart. Consider coq10 and l-carnitine for chf. ...Read more

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How to lose weight with type one diabetes?

Carefully: Weight loss for you is the same as for a non-diabetic: lower caloric intake and increase physical activity. However, i'm glad you asked, bc as a type 1 diabetic, doing those things will require you to change your Insulin regimen. Work with a dietician to make a balanced, carbohydrate consistent meal plan. Work with your endocrinologist for alterations in your Insulin regimen for work-out days. ...Read more

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Do you continue to lose weight if diabetes left untreated?

Do you continue to lose weight if diabetes left untreated?

Yes, but not healthy: Type 1 diabetes mellitus or severely uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus will result in weight loss of a very unhealthy kind! The weight loss is the result of not being able to properly utilize energy energy & breaks down protein (muscle) for energy as well as fat, in a way that produces ketones which can cause something called ketoacidosis, which can cause coma & death. ...Read more

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What is a good way to lose weight? I have type one diabetes. I really need to lose weight.

What is a good way to lose weight? I have type one diabetes. I really need to lose weight.

Talk w your doctor.: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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What is the best way for someone who has Type one diabetes to lose weight?

What is the best way for someone who has Type one diabetes to lose weight?

It's the same: as for anyone else, eat less and exercise more to burn up more calories than you take in. Insulin administration will make this more difficult, and you might want to discuss with your doctor a gradual reduction in insulin dose as weight loss proceeds, but make sure glucose control remains appropriate. ...Read more

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What is a good way for someone who has diabetes to lose weight?

The same: as anyone else -- eating less and exercising more. You have to burn off 3,500 calories to lose a pound. Try cutting out 250 calories a day to lost a pound every two weeks. It's not how fast your lose, but you need to learn to eat properly to not only lose the weight but keep it off the rest of your life. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more