Last week, I had a new patient referred to me with adult onset type 1 diabetes. The patient was 63 years old and — although she had been losing weight over the past year — it was a 16 pound loss over the previous 2 weeks that got the physician concerned. An A1c test came ...Read More »
Weight loss has been shown to have a positive impact on glucose control and cardiovascular risk factors. At which weight loss threshold do these positive benefits start to become meaningfully apparent?
Answer: B. Weight reduction of 5-10%
Modest weight loss of 5-10% has been shown to positively influence glucose control and cardiovascular risk factors. Weight loss may be through dietary, pharmacological, or surgical means.
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Diabetes Care 2011 Jul; 34(7): 1481-1486. http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/dc10-2415