You probably remember the day well, when you were diagnosed with diabetes. More than 37 million Americans have diabetes – 95% with type 2 diabetes.
Insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas, is responsible for converting glucose to energy. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your cells don’t effectively use insulin, causing your blood sugar to eventually rise, which if not controlled, can lead to health problems – including death.
Though diabetes isn’t curable, it is treatable. One of the best ways that you can treat Type 2 Diabetes and reverse some of its effects is by losing weight. At Shantique Med Spa, located in Torrance, California, we provide weight loss management to help you slim down and keep your diabetes in its most manageable state.
How weight is linked to diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is directly linked to excess body weight and lack of exercise. Almost half of new diabetes cases are linked to obesity.
The higher a person’s body fat percentage, the more resistant they respond to insulin. Research proves that extra fat around the liver and other organs contributes to blocking insulin and stopping glucose from passing into the cells. Carrying extra pounds anywhere can increase your risk of developing diabetes, but those who have extra abdominal fat have an even greater risk.
Weight loss is a proven way to help reverse type 2 diabetes. By losing weight, you lower fat buildup in the pancreas and liver, which can help put diabetes into remission. You don’t have to lose weight on your own, our medically supervised weight loss team is here to help you reach healthy, sustainable goals.
Lose 1-2 pounds per week
Losing as little as 3% of your body weight with lifestyle changes is shown to control diabetes. If you’re like most, you’ve probably tried to diet and exercise but haven’t gotten the results you’d like.
That’s because losing weight and nutrition looks different for everyone. We’re here to create a weight loss management program that works for you.
You meet with a dietician and nutrition counselor to help determine the number of calories you need to consume and burn to lose weight – and keep it off for good. Our patients lose about one to two pounds a week, with many of them losing more weight in the first two weeks.
Your weight loss management plan may include:
- Nutrition counseling
- Healthy supplements
- Fitness plans
- Weekly weigh-ins
Our team of professionals can create a diet and exercise plan for you that not only is effective, but is also one you enjoy.
10 benefits of exercise
It’s no secret that exercise is a fundamental way to help you look and feel your best. That’s because exercise increases your endorphins — your brain’s feel-good chemicals. Research shows you can experience euphoric feelings following exercise.
But it doesn’t stop there. Exercise:
- Improves insulin resistance
- Is good for your bones
- Increases your energy levels
- Reduces your risk for chronic disease
- Is good for your muscles
- Helps skin health
- Improves your brain health and memory
- Improves sleep quality
- Reduces pain
- Boosts sex drive
Exercise improves every aspect of your life, but it's most effective when paired with weight loss management. Make a change today by learning more about our programs.
Call 310-530-7244 to schedule your weight loss management consultation, or book online.