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American Diabetes Association answeredIf you're overweight and you have diabetes, losing 10 to 15 pounds can help you reach your goals for blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Slow and steady weight loss of one or two pounds a week has many benefits. You can work with your dietitian or diabetes educator to design your weight loss plan.
Laura Motosko, MSEd, RD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredIf you are overweight and have type two diabetes, weight loss can improve your blood glucose control and therefore reduce complications of diabetes. Weight loss can help your body to use the glucose in your blood more effectively and may decrease the need for some diabetic medications. Weight loss can reduce inflammation in your body and may decrease your risk of heart disease.