Benefits of a low-calorie diet for type 2 diabetes

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A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).

With type 2 diabetes, the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or it resists insulin.

Symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue and blurred vision. In some cases, there may be no symptoms.

Treatments include diet, exercise, medication and insulin therapy.

The low-calorie diet is an eating plan used to help people lose weight. It involves limiting the overall number of calories you eat or drink in a day.

A dietitian can work with you on figuring out the right number of calories for you per day, structuring your meals, and finding the right portions for your food choices.

This video shows you a recent study that found strong benefits of a low-calorie diet for type 2 diabetes.

Mollentze et al., “The safety and efficacy of a low-energy diet to induce weight loss, improve metabolic health, and induce diabetes remission in insulin-treated obese men with type 2 diabetes: a pilot RCT” International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries (2019). doi:10.1007/s13410-019-00734-1

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