In a recent study, it was discovered that over 4.3 million people in the UK are now living with diabetes, with approximately 90% of that figure comprising of those that struggle with Type 2 Diabetes. As a comorbidity associated with obesity, these statistics are concerning – especially as Type 2 Diabetes can lead to amputations, strokes, heart attacks, and heart failure. Losing weight, therefor, can have a huge impact on the quality of life for someone with Type 2 Diabetes.
Losing Weight and Type 2 Diabetes
There are, of course, many benefits of losing weight. From an emotional and physical standpoint, our weight can and often does have a huge impact on our quality of life. As an associated comorbidity of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes is one condition that can be hugely impacted by our BMI. Specifically, when extra weight builds up around your waist it is also building up around your organs, such as your liver and pancreas. This can cause something called insulin resistance. By losing weight you are helping your body with the insulin it is producing or the insulin that you are injecting.
Once diagnosed, you become more likely to enter remission if you lose weight. Even if you have Type 1 Diabetes (which is not a weight related condition) losing weight can help you reduce the risk of complications and could mean injecting less insulin. In general, losing weight is great for your health if you are overweight / obese. People report to sleep better, have more energy, and better moods.
Do You Need Help Losing Weight?
If you are struggling to lose weight and need help reaching your goals, the medical weight loss experts at Allure Weightloss could help. By utilising a team of consultants, nurses, and dietitians, we are able to provide bariatric surgery and gastric balloon placements from our centres across England and Wales. As CQC registered providers, patients can trust our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and gastric balloon procedures will be undertaken with the highest levels of care considered.
As with all medical procedures, eligibility criteria applies and you will need to speak to a member of our team to discuss this.
Get in Touch
Type 2 diabetes is something more and more people are living with in the United Kingdom. If weight loss would help you into remission and you need help reaching your goals, get in touch with a member of our team today. Call 0345 512 0094 or email email@example.com now. Alternatively, feel free to fill out our online enquiry form and somebody will get in touch as soon as possible.
Allure Weightloss is a CQC registered provider of gastric balloons and bariatric surgery.