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What is the most effective way to lose weight if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: See a Nutritionist

See a nutritionist to find what foods you should eat, how often, the amounts and portion size.
Eat a whole food diet, and minimize processed foods which can cause your blood sugar to spike, low glycemic foods keep your blood sugar stable. You should also discuss with your doctor if it is safe to start an exercise program. Exercise will help you lose weight and maintain your weight loss.

In brief: See a Nutritionist

See a nutritionist to find what foods you should eat, how often, the amounts and portion size.
Eat a whole food diet, and minimize processed foods which can cause your blood sugar to spike, low glycemic foods keep your blood sugar stable. You should also discuss with your doctor if it is safe to start an exercise program. Exercise will help you lose weight and maintain your weight loss.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Gradually

Plan on making permanent lifestyle changes, rather than going on some radical diet or exercise program from a few weeks or months.
Cut back on portion sizes, and eliminate a few bad habits. Increase your activity level gradually, and consider a physical therapist if you have arthritis or other limiting conditions. Set reasonable goals - 20 pounds lost can mean big benefits in sugars & bp.

In brief: Gradually

Plan on making permanent lifestyle changes, rather than going on some radical diet or exercise program from a few weeks or months.
Cut back on portion sizes, and eliminate a few bad habits. Increase your activity level gradually, and consider a physical therapist if you have arthritis or other limiting conditions. Set reasonable goals - 20 pounds lost can mean big benefits in sugars & bp.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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