Diabetes- The need to focus on weight management
The need to focus on weight management
For people who are overweight or obese, weight loss can allow the body to more effectively reduce blood glucose levels. Additional benefits are seen in improved blood pressure and reduced cholesterol levels.
The NHS website can calculate your body mass index (BMI). This will let you know where you need to lose any weight and if so how much.
It is recommended that weight loss should be slow and gradual and weight loss between 0.5 to 1kg per week is recommended.