Weight gain with type 2 diabetes can occur when certain medications like sulphonylureas and insulin are used. Weight gain can also occur if glucose levels are quite high at diagnosis, and when they are brought down, then all the glucose that was being passed out in the urine, is now being taken up by the cells in the body and as the cells get bigger, then this is seen as weight going up. The best way to lose weight is to cut down on total calories, more so than the type of calories, for your body can only burn so many calories a day, and if you eat less than this, then weight loss will occur. Exercise requirements for weight loss are a lot and entail about 60-90 minutes every day. Exercise less than this amount will help you live longer regardless of weight loss and will also help with glucose control.
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