Controlling Blood Sugar

Additional Diabetes Information:

As it well known for us, Type 2 Diabetes (Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose in the context of insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency of beta cell. Currently, diet, exercise and some other kinds of oral hypoglycemic agents can be used to reduce the blood glucose, and prolong or decrease the occurrences and development of diabetic complications. But this method can not solve the problem of insulin dependence fundamentally.

Obesity can increase the risk of type 2 Diabetes and also can accelerate the progression of the disease significantly Among the patients, more than 80% of them are obese. Therefore, it is very important for the patients to lose weight as early as possible.

If the patients can loss 10% of their body weight, it will bring so many benefits to the patients.

  1. The death rate will reduce by more than 30%.
  2. It is beneficial to the control of high blood pressure.
  3. In more than 50% of cases of type 2 Diabetes, their fasting glucose level will decline.
  4. Blood lipid level declines.

So, how to lose weight effectively?


The patients should ask the dietitian to make personalized dietary guidelines based on body weight. The following items should be included in the dietary guidelines:

*Calorie amount in a day


*Proteins such as lean meat, fish etc.

*Fat (oil)


Exercise can bring the following benefits to the patients with Diabetes.

  • It can lower blood glucose level
  • It is good to the control of blood lipid and blood pressure
  • It can increase the body's sensitivity to insulin

*After the body weight is reduced, the insulin dosage will also be reduced gradually.

However, the patients should avoid anaerobic exercises such as intense exercise. The aerobic exercises mainly include walking, jogging, biking etc.

If the patients with Diabetes are accompanied by obesity, they are very likely to experience hypoglycemia such as fatigue, dizziness, hunger etc. Therefore, when they take outdoor exercise, they should bring some carry some candies with them.

If the above measures are not effective in weight loss, they should take some medicines to reduce appetite and reduce the absorption of sugar. These medicines may have some contraindications. Therefore, the patients should never take them without the doctors' permission.

If you or someone around you are type 2 Diabetes and want to know more information about weight loss, it is free for you to consult us on line.

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