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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. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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How to lose weight with type one diabetes?

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 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

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How do u lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

How do u lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

Eat less/exercise: The more one eats, the more Insulin is needed to control blood sugar. Exercise helps increase sensitivity to Insulin so that less is needed to maintain good control also. Combining healthy eating and exercise is the safest and best way to obtain and maintain a healthy weight. ...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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Does type 1 diabetes make it difficult to lose weight?

Does type 1 diabetes make it difficult to lose weight?

Sometimes: Some dmt1 patients present with weight loss.This is a complex disease that requires close collaboration between you and your dr. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how and why with type 2 diabetes lose weight?

Can you please explain how and why with type 2 diabetes lose weight?

Loss of sugar&water: Even though most people with type 2 diabetes are obese or overweight, but people who present with diabetes are passing lots of urine and sugar in their urine which may make them loose weight.But once they are started on oral meds like tzds and sulphonyl ureas and Insulin will make most people gain weight which is a complication of the treatment and not desirable. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to lose weight when I have diabetes and hypothyroid?

Is it possible for me to lose weight when I have diabetes and hypothyroid?

Yes: Yes. You are 31 year old. Please take your diabetic and thyroid medications as prescribed. Maintain hgba1c at 5.5 and TSH level between 3-4. Have nutritionist consult. Always monitor calories intake. Never more than 2000 calories. Regular exercise with at least 20 minutes walking daily. No fried food, smoking , drinking or sedentary style. Join healthy activities club. Thanks. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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