When you are diabetic you have probably read in many places and have heard from your
doctor how beneficial it is for you to lose weight. But that doesn’t make it any easier to
do. It is difficult to do, but everyone is right; you will reap many benefits from losing
weight including managing your diabetes and blood glucose levels.
If you are already motivated to lose weight and just don’t know where to begin, make an
appointment with your doctor or diabetes educator. They can provide you with
information on a healthy eating plan and approve the type of exercises you should begin
with. Getting the okay from your doctor before starting any physical routine is a good
idea so you do not over-do it at the beginning creating more harm than good.
If you have tried to lose weight before and know that it is a hard road, you may find the
motivation you need through a support group. Having a network to back you up when
you are having a hard day or the commitment of meeting someone at the gym can get you
through the rough patches ahead.
As you reach certain milestones in your weight loss journey set reward points for yourself
as motivation. You may decide to reward yourself when you lose 10 pounds or it might
be going for a walk 5 times in one week – whatever you need help with. Your reward
can be anything that will make you work harder – renting a movie, a new pair of shoes –
make it special.
As you continue to lose weight and become more active keep a careful eye on your blood
sugars and insulin requirements. You may find that you are requiring less insulin as you
drop the pounds. Keep in contact with your doctor and update him on your progress