An unexplained weight loss is sometimes a sign that's something wrong. So when you are finally diagnosed and treated you may actually gain weight.
With diabetes, tryingeven if you never see skinnymatters. Exercising and watching what you eat (as well as taking medication, if necessary) can help lower your blood sugar and help prevent serious complications, even if you don't lose a lot of weight.
- Lower your blood sugar, which may allow you to delay or cut back on medication.
- Cut insulin resistance.
- Curb blood pressure and cholesterol, which can reduce your risk of heart attack, kidney failure and other serious complications.
And you don't need to lose that much weight to benefit.