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Managing Your Diabetes

You don’t have to manage your diabetes alone. Our weight loss team can help.

We know that hearing the words “diabetes” can be incredibly scary for our patients, but diabetes must be caught right away so that you can start getting your blood sugar under control. Some good news is that diabetes can be managed and controlled through simple lifestyle changes. For many of our patients, being able to lose weight successfully and keep it off goes a long way to improving their diabetes symptoms and controlling their blood sugar. If you’re having trouble losing weight with diabetes, our Irving, TX, and DFW area weight loss specialist Dr. Chukwuma Apakama here at CGA Surgical & Weight Loss Specialists can provide you with a customized weight loss plan tailored to your needs, lifestyle, and health.

How Weight Impacts Your Risk for Diabetes 

Whether you’re looking to prevent diabetes to improve your symptoms through lifestyle changes or you’ve already been told that you a prediabetic, even just losing 5-10 percent of your current body weight could drastically improve your blood sugar. In fact, even you’ve been told that you are prediabetic, simply losing 5-10 percent could reduce your risk for developing diabetes by as much as 58 percent! So you don’t have to lose an incredible amount of weight to make a difference when it comes to your health.

Our Irving, TX, and DFW area weight loss team understands that losing weight can be challenging for many individuals. By knowing that you only need to shed a few pounds to lower your risk for diabetes, this can seem far more manageable than telling yourself that you need to drop 80, 90, or 100 pounds or more. We work with you to create smaller and more manageable weight loss goals to support your health.

How Weight Loss Helps 

We understand that trying to lose weight isn’t always that easy, but it’s important to know that you don’t have to do it alone. There are so many “diets” and programs out there these days that you might not be able to decide whether Keto, Paleo, or intermittent fasting are right for you. In some cases, these diets and lifestyles may help, but in other cases, they may actually hurt. We don’t expect you to know this, but Dr. Apakama and his team do have the answers and can create a weight loss plan that is safe and effective for you. By losing weight with our help, you will reap a wide range of benefits including,

  • A reduction in insulin resistance
  • Better blood glucose levels
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower LDL cholesterol
  • Improved mobility
  • Reduced risk for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Better sleep quality
  • Better energy
  • Improved mood

Remember that not all weight loss programs are created equal. Here at CGA Surgical & Weight Loss Specialists, Dr. Apakama and his team can provide you with the tools and education you need to make smarter and healthier weight loss choices for your body. If you’re living with diabetes and are looking for safe, effective weight loss options, call us at (214) 440-1245 to discuss these options with a qualified doctor.

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