Looking for Ways to Reach Your Type 2 Diabetes New Year’s Resolutions

Looking for Ways to Reach Your Type 2 Diabetes New Year’s Resolutions

December 28, 2021

If you have type 2 diabetes, your body can’t use insulin properly or doesn’t make enough to keep up with the demand. Being overweight can increase the risk of complications from diabetes. If you’re looking for new ways to reach your upcoming New Year’s resolution, this blog is for you!

Why A Healthy Weight is Important with Type 2 Diabetes

When you are overweight and have diabetes, the demand for insulin is more than the pancreas can produce. When the pancreas is pushed beyond its capacity, the insulin-producing cells die. This worsens things because it has even fewer cells to make insulin.

Losing even 5% of your total body weight can dramatically boost your health if you have excess weight. A healthy weight can not only improve your blood sugar levels but can:

  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Reduce heart disease risk
  • Help decrease the amount of medication you take

Healthy Habits=Healthier You

For most, the key to losing weight is finding the right combination of exercise, healthy foods, and portion control. No fad diet required.

  • Know your ideal body weight. Once you know what it is, you can work with your provider or diabetes educator on a plan to achieve it.
  • Following the Healthy Plate Method can lead to weight loss in people with diabetes. Uncover healthy meal planning resources from the American Diabetes Association food hub here.
  • Add physical activity to your routine. Try working in aerobic, strength, and flexibility exercises into your workout schedule, and aim for 30 minutes most days.

Weight Loss Studies for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

If you have type 2 diabetes, weight loss studies enrolling here at Rainier Clinical Research Center may be an option. If losing weight is on your resolution list and you have diabetes, contact us today to learn more! Call us at (888) 478-8343 or visit our website.


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