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Why does diabetes cause unexplained weight loss?

Why does diabetes cause unexplained weight loss?

In a new case...: In a brand new case of diabetes, especially type 1, people experience excessive thirst, excessive hunger, and excessive urination. Their blood sugar is high, and they "spill" this sugar into the urine. The weight loss can be attributed to this calorie loss, but also to volume depletion, i.e., dehydration. Most type 2 diabetics present more gradually, and will typically be overweight or obese. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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At risk for diabetes. How many grams of carbs daily to aid in weight loss?

At risk for diabetes. How many grams of carbs daily to aid in weight loss?

Quality not grams: Eat 6 equal meals with fresh vegetables, non sugary fruit, high quality protein, and olive oil and coconut oil, and quinoa as the best grain. Avoid processed foods and processed meats and artificially sweetened foods. Get a good night sleep, exercise and manage stress skillfully. See kelly mcgonigal's the will power instinct for optimal health and weight loss. ...Read more

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Have you ever prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for weight loss in patients without diabetes?

Have you ever prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for weight loss in patients without diabetes?

This is not approved: By fda, but there are published studies showing its efficacy in ~75% of patients who are obese and not diabetic. ...Read more

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Are there any all natural pills i can take with my metformin for my diabetes that will promote and help with weight loss?

Are there any all natural pills i can take with my metformin for my diabetes that will promote and help with weight loss?

Yes with care: Some natural supplements may be helpful by stimulating your metabolism and reducing your appetite such as green tea and green coffee extracts. Others can help support Insulin (chromium, cinnamon) but since you are on metformin you will want to make sure this is monitored. Magnesium is also important and is often low in diabetics. Avoid sugar spikes from fruits, starchy carbs, sweet drinks. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get anabolic steroids for my extreme weight loss?

Is it ok to get anabolic steroids for my extreme weight loss?

No: They won't help weight loss, but will cause weight gain. Plus they're illegal, toxic, harmful and you won't know what's in them or what poisons you could be putting into your body. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Can foot neuropathy from diabetes be cured with weight loss?

Can foot neuropathy from diabetes be cured with weight loss?

Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diabetes to get worse with weight loss?

What are the causes of diabetes to get worse with weight loss?

Very unusual: Diabetes always improves with weight loss, unless medications have changed. There may be short term fluctuations in blood sugar that are not relevant to your long term diabetes control. After a few months the hba1c should decrease, often by a greater degree than the percentage weight loss. The best improvement in diabetes comes from weight loss that combines diet and daily exercise. ...Read more

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5'9" 190lbs type 2 diabetes what is the best diet for weight loss success?

5'9" 190lbs type 2 diabetes what is the best diet for weight loss success?

It varies: A healthy well-balanced diet, 3 meals without snacks. Caloric restriction if you need to lose weight. There's no magic here. Find an eating plan you can follow the rest of your life, not a short-term diet. Check w/your registered dietitian. If you truly have type 2 diabetes, oral therapy may be of help or glp agonist injections -- not just insulin. ...Read more

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I have type2 diabetes i workout 1-2 hours a day I have also changed my eating habits can not lose weight.Can prescription weight loss pills help?

I have type2 diabetes i workout 1-2 hours a day I have also changed my eating habits can not lose weight.Can prescription weight loss pills help?

Not a good idea: It is harder for diabetics taking Insulin to lose weight. But current weight loss drugs are not very good; lots of side effects. If you are doing what you say, you may be healthier than you think. Have you lost inches (but not weight)? Are your glu and cholesterol levels better? There may be hidden calories in what you eat. Suggest seeing your doctor of dietician. ...Read more

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Weight gain or weight loss.What happens in diabetes type 2 ?

Weight gain or weight loss.What happens in diabetes type 2 ?

Either: Usually there is weight gain which predisposes one to get diabetes. If the diabetes is very poorly controlled, weight loss can occur because glucose (and therefore calories) are "wasted" in the urine. With treatment, either can occur depending on diet and medication. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for weight loss, but i don't have diabetes. Is this okay?

My doctor prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for weight loss, but i don't have diabetes. Is this okay?

Sounds extreme: A safer low cost approach to weight loss is to eat 6 small meals a day composed of fresh vegetables and high quality low fat proteins with colorful tart fruits. Avoid sugar, processed foods, and fruit juices. Lower your stress, get a good night sleep and move through the day. A fifteen to 20 minutes walk 4 times a day or dancing to music inside for the same amount of time . Have fun! ...Read more

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How can diabetes cause weight loss?

Dehydration &ketosis: Sugar is an osmotic diuretic.Diabetes causes increased sugar in your urine.This causes the patient to loose too much water causing significant weight loss. Due to abnormal metabolisum the patient becomes catabolic breaking down othersources of calories causing ketosis.Increased ketones reduce appetite. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have diabetes without weight loss?

Is it possible to have diabetes without weight loss?

Yes type 2 associate: Niidm [type 2 ] is usually associated with weight gain not weight loss.It is treated with diet and weight loss. ...Read more

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Can using metformin and topamax (topiramate) together for pre diabetes help with weight loss?

Can using metformin and topamax (topiramate) together for pre diabetes help with weight loss?

Metabolic acidosis: Both can cause metabolic acidosis which can be dangerous. Diet, exercise and metformin are safer. If a personal choice is made to use both topamax (topiramate) and metformin together, your doctor will monitor you and check your labs to make sure no harm is being done. ...Read more

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Can anabolic steroids help to weight loss (fat) while helping to increase muscular mass?

Can anabolic steroids  help to weight loss (fat) while helping to increase muscular mass?

Nope: There is 0 good re Anabolic steroids from a medical perspective. You can't expect wght loss from them alone. The idea is, if you build up muscles (pro athletes have proven you can (illegally) on a. Steroids), the muscles will burn the calories that you eat, so you won't get fat. But you have to get the muscles first. Fat athletes are rare. Get big muscles, stop eating, then wght loss. But hunger. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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