Is it hard to lose weight with type 2 diabetes? It sure can be, but it is not as hard as some people think.
It is true that the master metabolic hormone, insulin, loves to store fat in your body, which can make weight loss trickier for those with diabetes.
And, yes, one very small study in 1987 found that, in a group of 12 overweight adults and their spouses, those who were diabetic had a harder time losing weight.
But don’t expect medications to be an answer for weight loss.
Dr. David Jenkins developed the glycemic index (GI) in the 1980s as a way of explaining how dietary carbohydrates impact blood sugar. The higher the number in the ranking system, the more significant the impact on blood sugar levels.
The glycemic index is not a diet in itself but is used as a device to make better food choices. So, what is a low glycemic diet? It is an eating plan that is low in carbohydrates, especially simple sugars which are quickly absorbed.
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