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How can I lose weight if I have type 2 diabetes?

The following are some weight loss recommendations if you have type 2 diabetes:

  • Begin a weight loss program with the help of your healthcare team.
  • Ask for a referral to a dietitian who can help you find a diet you can use every day.
  • Don't try to do everything at once. Take one step at a time and make changes you can stick with.
  • Adding an extra workout a week may be enough to counteract the fact that you’re not losing as much glucose in your urine anymore.

If diet and exercise are not enough to reduce your weight, your healthcare provider may prescribe medications that can help.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.