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1 1 Diabetes Education Teaching Guide Weight Loss

2 2 Question #1 Weight Loss Pre-Test BMI stands for: A.Basal Modulation Increments B.Body Mass Index C.Bio Metric Indication

3 3 Answer #1 Pre-Test Weight Loss BMI stands for: A.Basal Modulation Increments B.Body Mass Index C.Bio Metric Indication

4 4 Question #2 True or False? Too much body fat can make it harder for the body to use insulin to process blood glucose. Pre-Test Weight Loss

5 5 Answer #2 Pre-Test Weight Loss True or False? Too much body fat can make it harder for the body to use insulin to process blood glucose. True

6 6 Question #3 Pre-Test Weight Loss To calculate your BMI, you use: A.Height and weight B.Height and waist measurement C.Age and weight

7 7 Answer #3 Pre-Test Weight Loss To calculate your BMI, you use: A.Height and weight B.Height and waist measurement C.Age and weight

8 8 Question #4 True or False? A measuring tape can show fat loss more effectively than a scale. Pre-Test Weight Loss

9 9 Answer #4 Pre-Test Weight Loss True or False? A measuring tape can show fat loss more effectively than a scale. True

10 10 Question #5 Pre-Test Weight Loss An apple-shaped body describes a body shape where excess weight is stored: A.Around the waist B.In the arms C.In the hips and thighs

11 11 Answer #5 Pre-Test Weight Loss An apple-shaped body describes a body shape where excess weight is stored: A.Around the waist B.In the arms C.In the hips and thighs

12 12 Excess weight is an issue for many people living with type 2 diabetes. In addition to being a risk factor for developing the disease, being overweight or obese also promotes the insulin resistance that is the main mechanism behind type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is a condition characterized by the inability of the body to utilize the hormone insulin property. Too much body fat makes it harder for the body to use the insulin it makes to process blood glucose. Because excess blood sugar is stored by the body as fat, uncontrolled diabetes can make weight problems worse. This cycle can lead to weight management challenges. Talking Points Weight Loss

13 13 Talking Points Weight Loss What is Overweight? Body mass index, or BMI, is a measurement that calculates weight in relationship to height and is considered a reliable indicator of body fat. For adults, BMI breakdowns are as follows: Normal — 24.9 or less Overweight — Obese — Extreme (or morbid) obesity — 40 or higher BMI for children and young adults aged 20 to 20 is measured by a charting system known as BMI-for-age. BMI-for-age is expressed in terms of percentiles. A child with a BMI-for-age that is in the 95 th percentile or higher is considered overweight. Those in the 85 th to 94 th percentile are considered “at risk” for being overweight. Your child’s pediatrician can help you interpret their weight, height and BMI patters. The location of excess pounds also makes a difference. People who have an apple- shaped body (i.e, extra weight around the waist) are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

14 14 Talking Points Weight Loss Effective Weight Management The same things that are good for your diabetes — regular exercise and healthy dietary habits — are key to weight control. A registered dietitian, preferably one who is also a certified diabetes educator (or CDE) and is experienced in diabetes care, can help you develop a meal plan that’s customized to your particular needs. For cases of obesity where conventional lifestyle changes have not helped reduce weight to a healthy level, medical treatment such as prescription weight loss drugs and gastric bypass may be an option. Your doctor can discuss the risks and benefits of these treatments and help you determine what is right for you.

15 15 Talking Points Weight Loss Getting Started We dug deep to find the best tips for people who want to lose weight. Take this page, put it on your fridge and get going! Stick to the measuring tape. Weight often comes with muscle gain, often leading to the numbers on the scale going in the “wrong” direction. When it comes to shedding body fat, the scale is not always your friend. The best way to slim down is to simultaneously change your eating habits and increase physical activity. Choose soup. A bowl of any broth-based soup, especially ones with veggies and beans – try kale, onion and white beans – can be a great strategy for weight loss. You can get in a lot of healthy ingredients and find yourself so satisfied you don’t even need that mid-afternoon or late-night nosh. Address your mental state. Many people use food as comfort, distraction, pleasure, or as a buffer for stress and other negative emotions. Some people are psychologically “addicted” to food and they use it as a way of self-medicating an underlying problem. If you think you habitually use food to make yourself feel better, talk to a mental health counselor who can help you determine whether you’re a candidate for an anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication.

16 16 Talking Points Weight Loss Add to your repertoire. Instead of focusing on the things you must limit or deny yourself in order to lose body fat, celebrate new foods that you can add to shake up your meal plans. Try to adopt a new whole grain, fruit or vegetable every week. Choose foods that take time. While expanding your culinary repertoire to include more healthy choices, add foods that force you to slow down. Think of foods you have to peel or pick apart – artichokes, pomegranate, kiwi, crab and other shellfish, or even a hard-boiled egg. Buy unflavored products and flavor them yourself. For example, add sugar-free syrups to seltzer, and add fruit or nuts to plain yogurt. Then, you can increase the level of sweetness to your taste, by adding a sugar substitute such as sucralose.

17 17 Question #1 Post Test Weight Loss Name three ways you can jump-start your weight management plan.

18 18 Answer #1 Name three ways you can jump-start your weight management plan. 1.Use a measuring tape instead of a scale 2.Eat soup 3.Address your mental state 4.Add to your food repertoire 5.Choose foods that take time to eat 6.Buy unflavored products and flavor them yourself Post Test Weight Loss

19 19 Question #2 What are some of the tools you can use to achieve your weight goals? Post Test Weight Loss

20 20 Answer #2 Post Test Weight Loss What are some of the tools you can use to achieve your weight goals? 1.A registered dietitian 2.A certified diabetes educator 3.Regular exercise 4.Healthy dietary habits

21 21 Question #3 True or False? If diet and exercise fail to achieve weight loss goals, there are several surgical options available. Post Test Weight Loss

22 22 Answer #3 Post Test Weight Loss True or False? If diet and exercise fail to achieve weight loss goals, there are several surgical options available. True

23 23 Question #4 True or False? Choosing foods that take time to eat, like artichokes or shellfish, can help you eat less quickly and therefore feel full faster. Post Test Weight Loss

24 24 Answer #4 Post Test Weight Loss True or False? Choosing foods that take time to eat, like artichokes or shellfish, can help you eat less quickly and therefore feel full faster. True

25 25 Related Activities Weight Loss 1. Invite a registered dietitian to your group to talk about relationships between diabetes, food, and exercise. Encourage a group discussion about healthy eating tips, exercise ideas, and ways to manage motivation burnout. 2.The first step towards weight loss is to get moving! Make one of your support group sessions a mobile one, bringing the show on the road. Have your group members wear their sneakers and visit a local track, shopping mall, or even a quiet neighborhood and hold your meeting on the go! 3.Brainstorm other ways to jump start a weight management program. 4.Create a group list of foods that force you into the “slow lane.” If you have other activities you’d like to share, us at

26 26 Additional Resources Weight Loss Staying Healthy with Diabetes — Nutrition & Meal Planning. Amy P. Campbell, MS, RD, CDE and the Staff of Joslin Diabetes Center. Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork: A 12-Stop Program to End Bad Habits and Begin a Healthy Lifestyle. Gov. Mike Huckabee (Copyright 2005, by Mike Huckabee). For more on diabetes and weight loss, visit dLife.com/weightloss.


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