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Suggest good weight loss medication for a diabetic

I am a 59 year old female with high cholesterol and prediabetic. I am looking for a weight loss medication that I can afford. I d like to try Belviq, but I don t have insurance and it s very expensive. Any suggestions? Doing it without help isn t an option. I ve tried and tried. I m 5 4 and weigh 215 lb.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016
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Hi. Thanks for posting on hcm.
For my patients I would like to start treatment with lifestyle modifications. For you I would suggest start with lifestyle modifications starting with regular exercises atleast 30 minutes each day or a brisk walk everyday cut down fatty foods and carbs better consult a dietician who would give a proper diet plan if alcoholic avoid it. Last resort would be mediactions as they may have side effects. Strong motivation and patience is necessary for weight loss as the results are seen in the long run but not immediately.
Hope this helps you.
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Suggest good weight loss medication for a diabetic

Hi. Thanks for posting on hcm. For my patients I would like to start treatment with lifestyle modifications. For you I would suggest start with lifestyle modifications starting with regular exercises atleast 30 minutes each day or a brisk walk everyday cut down fatty foods and carbs better consult a dietician who would give a proper diet plan if alcoholic avoid it. Last resort would be mediactions as they may have side effects. Strong motivation and patience is necessary for weight loss as the results are seen in the long run but not immediately. Hope this helps you. Regards