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Diabetes Weight Gain

Explain advantages of Diabetes Weight Gain?
(April 23, 2008)

Weight Gain in Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels due to defect in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. Person suffering from diabetes do not produce or respond to insulin a hormone which is necessary for the use and storage of energy fuels.

When the insulin tend to control the blood sugar there gain in weight of 0.5 to1 kg.When insulin therapy is taken, the blood sugar comes under control as a result of which the metabolism of the body slows down. The additional weight gained can lead to increase in cells resistance to insulin leading to increased need for medication and thus the cycle continues.It is not possible to stop insulin altogether as it can be dangerous.

Monitoring the glucose, lipid values, blood pressure, weight and quality of life is essential. Avoid simple sugars, sweets or refined carbohydrates. Go for whole cereals and pulses, vegetables.

Introduce dietary fiber that is capable of inhibiting glucose absorption from the small intestine. Exercise should be an integral part of the treatment for people suffering from diabetes. Exercise helps to improve the insulin sensitivity, control weight and bring about a healthier outlook.
Submitted by A V on April 23, 2008 at 04:07


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