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I am now borderline diabetic and need to lose weight/watch what i eat. Where's the best starting place?

I am now borderline diabetic and need to lose weight/watch what i eat. Where's the best starting place?

At home.: Diet is always much easier than exercise. Exercise important but can only burn about 600 cal/ hour. You can eat that much in 30 seconds - so focus needs to be on controlling intake. Remove high caloric content foods from house, replace with low calorie nutritious foods. Buy smaller plates and cups- use them. Have your sig other work with you. Do mild exercise - brisk walking for 1 hour 5x/ wk. ...Read more

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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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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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I am almost 18 years old and I've been diabetic for 3 years. Type 2. I need to lose weight. Can i take the garcinia cambogia pill to help?

I am almost 18 years old and I've been diabetic for 3 years. Type 2. I need to lose weight. Can i take the garcinia cambogia pill to help?

No: No, it can cause nausea headache and diarrhea. Be sure to keep up an active fitness routine, yoga, swimming and walking are a great start. Weekly meal planning is essential to healthy eating. As you have found permanently changing your behavior is difficult. More on permanent behavior change at www.Personalmedicineplus.Com. ...Read more

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I weight 160, 5'6 in height, type 2 diabetes, take onglyza (saxagliptin) 2.5 & metformin 500mg, 6.5 in a1c. Do I need to lose weight?

I weight 160, 5'6 in height, type 2 diabetes, take onglyza (saxagliptin) 2.5 & metformin 500mg, 6.5 in a1c. Do I need to lose weight?

Yes: At your height and weight your bmi (body mass index) is 26. You would like to get your bmi closer to 20. Trying to lose 20 or 30 pounds would be ideal, but even a 10 pound weight loss would help. ...Read more

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I have a slipped disc, diabetes, hbp, and hc and pcos. I'm 18 need to lose weight but cannot exercise due to so much pain. What to do about painmeds?

I have a slipped disc, diabetes, hbp, and hc and pcos. I'm 18 need to lose weight but cannot exercise due to so much pain. What to do about painmeds?

See below: I know this may be difficult for you but pain meds particularly at age 18 is definitely not the answer. I know this from working in this field for 20 years. The pain medication will work for a short time but comes with the risks of dependence, gradual lack of effect, constipation and maybe even long term immune effects. Work with a nutritionist to loseweight and learn healthy eating habits. Walk. ...Read more

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Want to lose weight?

Want to lose weight?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy green lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball (fruits have sugar). Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar ; simple starch calories. ...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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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

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What should I do to lose weight if I am a type 1 diabetic?

What should I do to lose weight if I am a type 1 diabetic?

RESTRICT CALS/EXERCI: Beside being on a low carb and low saturated fat diet, you have to reduce total calories intake and exercise regularly. ...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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