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Can losing weight help keep my blood sugar in control?


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Published At March 14, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 16, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 37 years old and I weigh 100 kg with a height of 168 cm. I am a pre-diabetic. I m taking Metformin these days. If I lose like say 25 kg then can I stop taking medicines and control my blood sugar normally? Can this diabetes be cured?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Changing your lifestyle by regular exercise like walking at least half an hour every day and weight loss of say 30 Kg can help regulate your blood sugar levels.

Also, you should follow a healthy diet by avoiding complex sugar and decrease carbohydrates consumption, eat high fiber food as whole grain bread and a lot of vegetables.

In addition, follow up your blood sugar by doing HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin).

The HbA1c should be less than 7 every three months and if it reaches that and remains less than 7 in this time you can stop the medication but even you should still be doing the HbA1c every three months and continue a healthy lifestyle and exercise.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

But do you think losing weight can make me off medicines and a non-diabetic?


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Healthy lifestyle and losing weight will help to control your sugar level.

Regular checkups and followup are required.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

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