Diabetes and Weight Loss
Weight Reduction to Lower Blood Glucose Levels

Carbs in Food
Glycemic Index GI of Carbs
Glycemic Load of Carbs
GI Diet - Low GI Diet

Information About Carbs | Carbohydrates Guide | Low Carb Diets

Weight Management and Diabetes

Due to the adverse effects of obesity on insulin resistance, weight reduction is an important therapeutic objective for patients with type 2 diabetes. Clinical evidence shows that weight loss in type 2 diabetics is associated with decreased insulin resistance, improved measures of glycemia and dyslipidemia and reduced blood pressure.

Sustained Weight Loss Not Easy

Due to a variety of genetic and psychosocial factors, structured, intensive lifestyle programs involving individual counseling, reduced dietary fat and energy intake, regular physical activity and frequent participant contact are necessary to produce long-term weight loss of as little as 5–7 percent of starting weight. As regards calorie control, When dieting to lose weight, fat is probably the most important nutrient to restrict. Studies indicate that spontaneous eating and total energy intake are increased when the diet is high in fat and decreased when the diet is low in fat. While exercise by itself has only a modest effect on weight loss, regular physical activity should be encouraged because it improves insulin sensitivity, acutely lowers blood glucose, and is important in long-term weight control. In general, an optimal obesity reduction program for diabetics has yet to emerge.

Lifestyle Modification Essential to Lose Weight

Typically, traditional weight loss diets provide 500–1000 less calories than are necessary for weight maintenance. Although many dieters do lose some weight (as much as 10 percent of initial weight) with such diets, evidence demonstrates that without the other elements of an intensive lifestyle program, long-term weight loss is rarely achieved, and many people regain weight.

Meal Replacement Diets and VLCDs

Meal replacement diet plans provide a defined amount of energy often as a formula product. Such meal replacements can result in significant weight reduction, but lifestyle therapy must be continued if weight loss is to be maintained. For severely or super-obese patients with type 2 diabetes, medically-supervised very low calorie diets (VLCDs) which typically provide 800 or fewer calories daily can produce substantial weight loss as well as rapid improvements in glycemia and lipemia. However, when these low-calorie programs stop, weight regain is common. As a result, like meal replacement diets, very-low-calorie diets seem to have limited utility in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and should only be adopted in conjunction with a structured weight maintenance program in order to achieve long term weight reduction.

Obese Diabetics Need Support

Given the complex causes of obesity, it is no surprise that its treatment remains an equally complex process. Dietary education, nutritional advice, lifestyle counseling and support are all important in order to achieve sustained weight loss and should be an integral part of any structured weight loss program for patients with type 2 diabetes.

General Advice For Diabetics
Diabetes Information
Diabetes Symptoms
Diabetes Test
Diabetes Treatment
Diabetes Management
Diabetes Health Problems
Diabetes and Weight Loss
Gestational Diabetes
Pre-Diabetes Guide
Hyperglycemia - High Blood Glucose
Hypoglycemia - Low Blood Glucose
Diabetic Diet Advice
Diabetes, Carbs and Diet
Diabetes Health on Low Carb Diet
Obesity Information
Diabesity, Diabetes and Obesity

Hormone to Lower Blood Glucose
Insulin Information
Insulin Hormone & Blood Glucose
Hyperinsulimia - High Insulin Levels
Insulin and Glucose For Brain
Insulin and Obesity
Insulin Development
Types of Insulin
Synthetic Insulin: Animal/Human
Long Acting Insulin
Intermediate Acting Insulin
Rapid Acting Insulin
Short Acting Insulin
Insulin Resistance
Insulin Resistance, Obesity, Carbs
Insulin Resistance Syndrome

Carbs and Glycemic Response
Carbohydrates Information
Complex Carbs Guide
Facts About Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Digestion of Carbs
Blood Glucose Levels
Glucose into Energy
Blood Glucose Monitor/Meter
Glycemic Index Food Chart
Glycemic Index - How Measured?
What Affects Glycemic Value?
Glycemic Value of a Meal
Health Effects of High GI Carbs
Glycemic Index Food Pyramid
GI Diet Recipes

Glycemic Index (GI)
GI Values in Carbohydrates
GI Value For Beans
GI Value For Bread
GI Value For Cereal
GI Value For Dairy Food
GI Value For Drinks
GI Value For Fruit
GI Value For Meat/Fish
GI Value For Nuts
GI Value For Snacks
GI Value For Starchy Carbs
GI Value For Sugar
GI Value For Vegetables
GI Value For Whole Grains

Carbs-Information.com provides general information about the glycemic index (GI), glycemic load (GL), low GI diets, GI values for all food groups, health problems of high blood glucose including metabolic disorders such as pre-diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinism as well as type 1 and type 2 diabetes. But no information is intended as a substitute for medical advice. Copyright 2003-2021.