We constantly hear recommendations that we should lose weight for various healthful reasons. This is true, but now we have some significant proof that losing just a little weight can help those with type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes and Its Many Complications
90% of adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese. The pancreas of someone who has this condition does not produce enough insulin, or their body becomes resistant to its actions and cannot use the insulin. When this occurs, glucose builds up in the blood and leads to several problematic symptoms, including frequent urination and thirst, fatigue, increased hunger, infections that don’t heal, and blurry vision.
Type 2 diabetes had been thought of for many years as a lifelong disease with no hope of a cure, but things have changed. Several recent studies have provided proof that losing a small amount of weight can improve a person’s symptoms and even put them into remission.
If that still seems overwhelming to you, and you have tried a number of diets already as an attempt to shed those extra pounds, consider the consequences of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes as additional motivating factors:
- Eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy
- Neuropathy or nerve damage, especially in the feet, that can lead to amputation
- Kidney failure
- Liver damage
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease and stroke
The possibility of these life threatening conditions might make you consider alternatives to help you lose some weight sooner rather than later.
The New Research
Several recent studies have found that you can manage or even reverse type 2 diabetes by losing weight, including one particular study completed in the United Kingdom that found that who were able to lose 10% of their body weight were able to cure their diabetes if the weight was lost within the first 5 years after their diagnosis.
There is no need for extreme exercise routines or fad diets to help you lose the weight as quickly as possible. In the past many individuals were told they needed to lose unrealistic amounts of weight in order to control their type 2 diabetes, but now losing only a modest amount can positively affect the disease.
For those who have been suffering with type 2 diabetes for longer than 5 years, there is still good news to share. These individuals can still manage their condition by gradually losing excess weight and keeping it off, and can expect significant improvement in their symptoms if achieved.
How South Florida Center for Weight Loss Balloons Can Help
Any amount of weight loss can make your body use its natural insulin production and supply a little bit better. You can begin working toward this goal by engaging in a weight loss program tailored specifically to you by the providers at South Florida Center for Weight Loss Balloons.
You can schedule an appointment with South Florida Center for Weight Loss Balloons to discuss how weight loss balloons may help you to reverse your type 2 diabetes and maintain your weight loss over an extended period of time.
As always, if you have any further questions on weight loss, please call (954) 893-9222 or fill out our online appointment request form today!