At A New Me Weight Loss, many of our clients come into our clinic with type 2 diabetes. This condition is different from type 1 diabetes in that it is not an autoimmune disease, and not all patients require insulin. However, it is still a very serious problem. Weight loss has a powerful effect on managing type 2 diabetes, and when you lose weight on our hCG diet, you may be able to keep some of the dangerous complications of diabetes at bay. Here is a look at type 2 diabetes and the treatment options available, including weight loss.
What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body cannot properly use insulin to convert carbohydrates in your food to energy. This is also known as insulin resistance. Although your pancreas will produce extra insulin to compensate when you first become resistant, eventually it will not be able to keep up with the demand. As a result, your blood glucose levels will rise to dangerous levels. In the short term, high blood glucose can cause excess thirst, hunger, and fatigue. In the long term, if left untreated, high blood glucose can cause kidney failure, heart disease, nerve damage, and blindness.
How Is Type 2 Diabetes Treated?
Treatment for type 2 diabetes depends on the severity of your condition. Not everyone with type 2 diabetes becomes insulin-dependent, though some do. Some people are able to control type 2 diabetes with diet and exercise alone, while others need to combine a healthy diet with non-insulin medications that help battle insulin resistance. To manage type 2 diabetes, your doctor will ask you to keep track of your blood glucose levels so he or she can determine if your treatments are effective. Many type 2 diabetes patients who are on medications can reduce their doses or come off the medications after losing weight.
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