Non-Insulin Injectables and Weight Loss


Jennifer Larson

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Most people who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes know what they’re going to hear from their doctor or diabetes educator: it’s time to shed a few pounds. Indeed, losing a little weight will go a long way to help keep blood sugar levels under control.

But sometimes it’s not enough to watch what you eat and go to the gym. Sometimes you do need to take a medication—or maybe even a combination of medications. Some meds may help you get your blood sugar under control, with the added benefit of helping you lose weight, while others help you lose weight, which then helps you manage your blood sugar levels. And depending on your situation, a non-insulin injectable treatment might be a great option for you—one that helps you achieve your goals.

Managing diabetes goes beyond focusing on blood sugar levels—you’ve got to commit to living a healthy life, staying active, eating well, and minimizing stress. Follow these tips to get on the right path.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 18, 2017

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