By Caralee Adams
There is no one right way to lose weight. So much depends on finding out what works for you. But there is widespread agreement among experts that dropping a few pounds -- and keeping them off -- can have tremendous benefits for people living with diabetes (PWDs). While it can't reverse the disease, maintaining a healthy weight can help slow its progression and delay the need for medication, says Hope Warshaw, R.D., CDE, coauthor of The Real-Life Guide to Diabetes (American Diabetes Association, 2009) and contributing editor to Diabetic Living magazine.
Weight loss can be more challenging for PWDs due to insulin resistance. The body fights even harder than usual to hold on to the pounds. Here are some tips to help you shed just 5 pounds -- a good first step to a healthier you.
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