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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. 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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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

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


Dr. Corey Clay
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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