How to Lose Weight with Type 2 Diabetes

Weight gain and obesity are directly linked to type 2 diabetes, yet as a diabetic losing weight can be more challenging. It's never too late, however-- and losing weight will help you better manage your blood sugar levels. It might even help you reverse diabetes.

Here are some tips for you.

Don't Rush

Don't think of losing weight as the result of a temporary 'diet,' and don't worry about how slowly the pounds are coming off. Remember-- it's a lifestyle, not a race!

Stay Positive

Don't beat yourself over the head with thoughts of what you are giving up. Keep a positive mind set, and make it a habit of telling yourself what you stand to gain. More energy, longer life, fewer diabetic complications-- these can all be welcomed benefits of weight loss.

Find A Diet that Works, and Work It

There is no one-size-fits-all miracle diet. Pick one that is sensible and is easy for you to live with, whether it's controlled carbohydrate, a well-balanced meal plan or juicing your daily veggies. If it helps keep your blood sugar in control and gives you energy, it will probably result in the desired weight loss.

Get Support

Millions of people are trying to lose weight or cope with diabetes management-- look for them! Whether you find people in your own family, neighborhood or an online support group, having others to talk to, share tips and cheer on can be a huge benefit.

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