Type 2 (adult onset) diabetes is a disease of insulin resistance, a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it effectively.
Excess body weight is a cause of insulin resistance and often gives rise to metabolic syndrome. This syndrome is a group of medical conditions that puts people at risk for both CVD and type 2 diabetes.
Losing excess body weight,therefore helps people with diabetes and prediabetes in several ways
Thus, if you are an overweight diabetic or prediabetic, you should give losing weight a serious thought.
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Weight loss is just a part of diabetic care, find out what good control of diabetes means in totality and manage your disease better!
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