If you've got diabetes, losing weight can get you off insulin and other medications. Losing merely 10 or 15 pounds
has health benefits, says the American Diabetes Association. It can:
- Lower blood sugar
- Reduce blood pressure
- Improve cholesterol levels
- Lighten the stress on hips, knees, ankles, and feet
Plus, you'll probably have more energy, get around easier, and breathe easier.
Consult with your doctor and an exercise or nutrition specialist prior to changing your fitness routine.