Unpacking Weight Science Pod-Course Episode 12
'Type 2 Diabetes and
Weight Loss Recommendations'
We continually hear this magical 5% weight loss goal for people with type 2 diabetes, that losing 5% of your body weight is going to result in protecting you from all sorts of terrible diabetes related things…. In this episode I talk about where this figure has come from, why it misconstrues its own science, and weight neutral ways to manage diabetes and the diabetes healthcare environment.
Develop an understanding of the life course of type 2 diabetes
Identify the reasons that 5% weight loss is considered a good thing for people with type 2 diabetes
Recognise the flaws in the research assumptions and methods relating to type 2 diabetes and weight loss.