Posted on 8 May 2024

Tackling Weight Loss With Diabetes

Managing Weight Loss Alongside Diabetes

Weight Loss Retreat Managing Diabetes

Living with diabetes is a challenging disease to manage, and if you are looking to kickstart weight loss it can be difficult to oversee both at the same time. Understanding what monitoring and precautions to take for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is vital when trying to lose weight.

Type 1 diabetes and weight loss

Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the pancreas has issues producing the right amount of insulin. When trying to tackle weight loss taking more careful precautions by monitoring your blood glucose levels more closely is key. When increasing exercise and adjusting your food intake, observing your insulin, and adjusting accordingly will prevent causing a spike or drop in blood glucose levels.

Keeping a record of your blood glucose levels more closely, especially after exercise and meals, will help you manage how your glucose levels are reacting. Staying hydrated is also key throughout major changes in your lifestyle. Drinking 2-3 litres per day is recommended by the NHS.

Ease into changes in physical exercise and diet to stagger into a healthier and balanced lifestyle. Slowly increase your exercise regime and adapt slowly into changes in diet to give your body time to adapt. This will help to prevent any spikes with your glucose levels and manage your diabetes alongside your weight loss more safely.

Type 2 diabetes and weight loss

Having a healthy diet and exercise regime can offer many benefits when tackling type 2 diabetes. Improving insulin levels, managing weight, and improving your overall health. Exercise improves the bodies’ ability to manage insulin levels, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can show amazing benefits for people dealing with type 2 diabetes.

So, what should you look out for when kickstarting a weight loss journey with diabetes type 2?

Control and monitor insulin levels. Keeping an eye on your insulin levels is important when making such key changes within your lifestyle. Adapt your diet and exercise schedule according to how your diabetes is reacting to changes in your lifestyle.

Staggering your exercise, especially if you are not used to regular physical activity it is vital to ease your body into high intensity changes. Start with a couple of hours of low intense exercise a week and work your way up. This allows your body to adjust to changes and prevent staggers in blood glucose levels.

We recommend seeking advice from your GP for further individual advice when starting to lose weight while living with diabetes. To get more personal advice on your current health situation.

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