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Posted on October 1, 2019

Luxor Nursing and Rehab at Mills Pond on a Practical Way to Beat Diabetes: Lose Weight

Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can be a depressing time. Constantly checking sugar levels, having to carefully watch what you eat, and opening yourself up for a host of side effects are just some of the things that become a part of daily life for diabetics.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way.

New research from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom found that a whopping 90 percent of people in their study were able to put their type 2 diabetes in remission by losing 10 percent of their body weight. 

The results offer newfound hope to diabetics via common-sense methods.

“This reinforces the importance of managing one’s weight, which can be achieved through changes in diet and increasing physical activity,” said University of Cambridge researcher Dr. Simon Griffin in a press release.

The study included 867 people who were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and ranged from 40 to 69 years old.

Researchers found that people who were just diagnosed with the disease are the most likely to take measures to regain their health. It’s important to try and take control of the situation before too many side effects (including heart disease, blindness, and limb amputation) make it more difficult to lose weight.

They found that a gradual weight loss plan by reducing the amount of calorie intake in the long-term was successful. Developing and following through with a moderate exercise plan also helped people keep the weight off.

If you’ve found yourself or a loved one to have been recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it’s important to talk to your doctor or a nutritionist to come up with a safe weight loss plan to try and get your blood sugar back under control.

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