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Weight loss plan for a diabetic person

One of my very best friends just found out she might develop Type 2 Diabetes in ONE YEAR if she doesn't do something about it NOW. Well, I'm very worried about her and I'm asking for her if anyone knows of any really good books about diabetes prevention she should read - or if there is a good website that gives lots of good information. I was trying to search the net earlier for her but couldn't find anything too substancial... Any help you could give would be great - THANK YOU!!! Oh, I almost forgot - she needs a weight loss plan - she has to lose alot of weight - a Diabetic weight loss plan... Thanks
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Loosing weight shall help her to decrease the impaired glucose tolerance. once she is done with it, yes she does decrease the chances of developing diabetes.

Planning out a work out plan with the help of a trainer and nutritionist shall help.
Answered: Sun, 27 Mar 2011
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There is NO Book I would recommend off hand. As a Diabetic myself, the first thing to do would be lose 1%-12% body weight right off. Also stay away from Carbohydrates (Rice, Potatoes, Bread, Cereals, etc, and of course sweets if all possible). Exercise is a major preventive of Diabetes. Even if it's just walking 15 minutes 3-4 times a week can make a big difference.

It wouldn't hurt to have her blood sugar checked with a Glucometer fairly often just to see what her blood sugar looks like before breakfast, 1 hour after breakfast, and, again later. The test strips can be expensive so hopefully she has Insurance or Medicare or Medicaid. I learned I probably had Diabetes for about 4_ years before I was diagnosed. This disease is a Monster, and, attacks everyone different. I'd suggest she make life changes now, before she has a problem. The preventive measures are far more easy to deal with than once one gets Diabetes, The damage it can do to the Heart, Kidneys, Legs, Feet, Circulation, and lead to Strokes & Heart attacks does not compare to the preventive measures being a pain in the butt or one saying: "I can't do it" is Baloney! It sure beats having a stroke, or your feet and.or legs amputated later. Betterr to take control now than the Diabetes take control later, at which point, it will run your life, and, make it miserable. Now I have to take Insulin everyday. It's up to me if I want to turn things around or die a miserable death. I hope you stand up and fight before fighting is not an option.
Answered: Sat, 3 Jul 2010
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You can find all your answers in this website. You can talk to a doctor regarding her condition, read up articles and community posts by other users on diabetes and weight loss and dite etc. You can also get a personalised diet chart for her. Explore the site more to know about various other details. They also have a support chart whr they help customers reach teh right product of their website based on customer needs. Its awesome like everything available under 1 roof...

Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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