Diet Plans for Diabetics

September 12, 2012

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blood sugar meterIf you or someone you care about are one of the many people who are both overweight and have type 2 diabetes, you may have wondered how diet plans differ for people with diabetes. Do they and if so, how?

The short answer is yes, people with diabetes face additional challenges and considerations when trying to lose weight.

The longer answer is that losing weight and keeping it off is one of the best things people can do regardless of whether they suffer from diabetes. Staying within a healthy weight range is beneficial for everyone, and for those with the type 2 diabetes, it can help prevent major complications like blindness, nerve damage, heart disease, and stroke.

The most exciting thing about all of this is that someone who is overweight and has diabetes can turn things around pretty quickly once they take action. I have seen many of my patients greatly reduce or completely eliminate their need for diabetes medications (even multiple medications) within a matter of weeks of going on our program.

Sadly, most doctors are given more training in how to manage malaria than how to manage obesity and weight loss during medical school. Add that to the very short doctor appointments common these days and it is clear why many physicians and their patients who are overweight and have diabetes struggle to adequately address these issues.

At the Centers for Medical Weight Loss our physicians are specifically trained in the latest proven medical knowledge about how to safely, quickly, and healthfully help their patients lose weight and get their blood sugar levels under control.

In addition, they also have the knowledge needed to manage weight loss plus other serious medical conditions like diabetes. Unlike non-medical weight loss programs, our doctors understand which diabetes drugs help and hinder weight loss, can work with a patient’s doctor to adjust medications as needed, and can help manage those medications and other needs as a patient loses weight.

The worst thing someone with type 2 diabetes who is also overweight can do is to wait to take action. So if you or someone you love fits into this category, make today the day. In just a few short weeks, things will start turning around for the better.

Dr. Michael Kaplan

Founder and Chief Medical Officer

The Center for Medical Weight Loss





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