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Can loosing10 pr 20 pounds for a240 pound woman sgnificantly improve blood sugars?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes!
For someone who is an overweight diabetic, weight loss will help better control the blood sugar.
Keep in mind, however, that it is not the actual loss that makes it beneficial but the steps taken to get the loss. It's not the 10-20 lbs but the exercise and diet that improves blood sugar.

In brief: Yes!
For someone who is an overweight diabetic, weight loss will help better control the blood sugar.
Keep in mind, however, that it is not the actual loss that makes it beneficial but the steps taken to get the loss. It's not the 10-20 lbs but the exercise and diet that improves blood sugar.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: YES, YES
10% weight loss can decrease your risk of all chornic diseases so by all means lose weight! the closer you are to your correct bmi, the better you will do.
Eat low glycemic, 500cal/day less than usually, no refined sugars or sugary drinks, and lots of veggies, fruits, and lean proteins to help.

In brief: YES, YES
10% weight loss can decrease your risk of all chornic diseases so by all means lose weight! the closer you are to your correct bmi, the better you will do.
Eat low glycemic, 500cal/day less than usually, no refined sugars or sugary drinks, and lots of veggies, fruits, and lean proteins to help.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Weight loss/diabetes
Yes. Many studies have suggested that a 10% weight loss may be as effective as medications in reducing diabetes and other obesity related illness such as hypertension.
When one is in the process of losing weight and body fat is being burned for energy, Insulin needs are reduced and blood sugars generally drop. Gradual weight loss , 1 lb/week, should be a first line treatment for all obese patients.

In brief: Weight loss/diabetes
Yes. Many studies have suggested that a 10% weight loss may be as effective as medications in reducing diabetes and other obesity related illness such as hypertension.
When one is in the process of losing weight and body fat is being burned for energy, Insulin needs are reduced and blood sugars generally drop. Gradual weight loss , 1 lb/week, should be a first line treatment for all obese patients.
Dr. Henry Dorn
Dr. Henry Dorn
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Dr. James Carter
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
In most cases it will.

In brief: Yes
In most cases it will.
Dr. James Carter
Dr. James Carter
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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Weight Loss
Any amount of weight loss will definitely help.
The bigger the weight loss , done gradually, will significantly improve your sugar control. Avoid anything with high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners may not necessarily be the best substitute for a sweetener. Stevia would be a better alternative.

In brief: Weight Loss
Any amount of weight loss will definitely help.
The bigger the weight loss , done gradually, will significantly improve your sugar control. Avoid anything with high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners may not necessarily be the best substitute for a sweetener. Stevia would be a better alternative.
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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