Your weight and diabetesIf you are very overweight and you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the key to controlling your condition will be to lose weight. Losing 10% of your body weight can have a very good effect on your diabetes and your overall health.

Although easier said than done there are plenty of incentives for losing weight. It will help control your blood glucose level as well as your blood pressure and cholesterol. This in turn will reduce your risk of developing long-term health problems such as heart attack and stroke.

Losing weight will make you feel fitter and healthier too.

Regular exercise and a healthy balanced diet are needed to losing weight. A balanced diet means eating food that is low in fat, salt and sugar. You can have a sweet treat once in a while, but it’s really important to eat sugary and fatty foods in moderation.

There is plenty of information on the NHS Choices website about healthy eating and keeping active. Click on the links below:

Healthy eating

Health and fitness