Weight Loss Specialist

Life Balance Medical Center -  - Regenerative Medicine

Life Balance Medical Center

Regenerative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Roscoe, IL

If you have diabetes, losing weight is an important strategy for managing your condition. At Life Balance Medical Center in Roscoe, Illinois, the team at Life Balance Medical Center offers customized and supervised weight-loss programs to help you get back to a healthy weight. To learn more about how you can protect your health with weight loss, call the office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss

Diabetes is a serious health condition that interferes with how your body uses glucose, or sugar. The sugar in your bloodstream is normally transported into your cells through the production of insulin by your pancreas. If something interferes with this process and sugar builds up in your blood, it can lead to a number of detrimental health problems, so it’s imperative to manage diabetes carefully. 

There are three types of diabetes:

  • Type 1: Failure to produce insulin
  • Type 2: Failure to use insulin properly
  • Gestational: Pregnancy-induced inability to use insulin

Type 2 is by far the most common kind of diabetes. It affects an estimated 30 million Americans. 

What problems are associated with diabetes?

Diabetes affects your entire body and can cause a number of long-term health problems, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney damage
  • Vision problems
  • Foot sores
  • Neuropathy
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood vessel damage

The providers at Life Care Medical Center work with you to reduce your risk of these serious health complications.

Does weight loss help diabetes?

Approximately 90% of people who suffer with Type 2 diabetes are also overweight, making obesity the leading risk factor for developing the condition. Excess weight worsens insulin resistance, which makes losing weight a critical component in managing the disease. 

For diabetics, the benefits of weight loss are many, including:

  • Lower blood sugar
  • Milder sleep apnea
  • Improved cholesterol levels
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Better use of insulin
  • Enhanced mood
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Enhanced sleep quality

Plus, with less stress on your back, hips, and joints, you’ll feel so much better. In addition, weight loss may make it possible for you to reduce or eliminate the use of medication to manage your diabetes.

How can I lose weight?

Weight loss is a top strategy for managing Type 2 diabetes. Losing as little as 10% of your overall body weight is highly beneficial. 

Dr. Arn and the skilled weight loss team at Life Balance Medical Center have helped thousands of men and women shed their extra weight with strategies including:

  • Body composition analysis
  • Food sensitivity testing
  • Comprehensive lab testing
  • Customized food plan
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Supplement recommendations
  • Accountability partnership

Your weight loss team tailors a whole food, diabetic care plan that improves your digestion, reduces inflammation, and stabilizes your blood sugar. To find out more about weight loss and diabetes care, call the office or book a one-on-one consultation online.