Can I Cure Type 2 Diabetes by Losing Weight?

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Can I Cure Type 2 Diabetes by Losing Weight?

October 30, 2017

Can Type 2 Diabetes be cured by losing weight? The answer to the question is a complicated one as research on the issue is inconclusive. By losing weight you can reverse some of the harmful effects of Type 2 Diabetes, but even thin people can have Type 2 Diabetes.

Weight loss is always a positive step in fighting the onset of the disease. How much weight should you lose to make a difference?  The answer is different for all of us, as the factors include your body type, weight, and progression of the disease. For some people losing five to ten percent of their body weight makes a significant difference. On the other hand, others need to lose much more weight. Ideally, you want to be a healthy weight for your height, body type, and sex.


Doctors use the Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine whether a person is overweight.  The BMI is the measure of body fat as compared to a person’s