Weight Loss and Exercise

Why It Pays to Lose Weight If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

The relationship between weight and type 2 diabetes is a tricky one

Weight-Loss Surgery Can Sometimes Help Type 2 Diabetes

It may be an option to consider, but it's not a decision to be made lightly

How One Woman Lost 45 Pounds by Walking With Friends

Donna weighed 240 pounds when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

Exercise Causes Blood Sugar to Go Down—Most of the Time

Although sometimes blood sugar can temporarily rise with exercise

How One Woman Added Even More Exercise After a Diabetes Diagnosis

Carol bumped up her exercise regimen and works out five to six days a week

How One Man Stopped Metformin After Losing Weight

Louis lost 20 pounds, which reduced his need for metformin

How One Heart Attack Survivor Safely Exercises

Nancy had a heart attack—now she works out at a cardiac rehabilitation center

I Went From Sedentary to 7-Mile-a-Day Walks After a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Jules E. Smith rarely exercised before his type 2 diabetes diagnosis

His Diabetes Journey Took Him Farther Than He Ever Expected

Andy Mandell—who went years without insurance—launched the Wake Up and Walk Tour, a 10,000-plus-mile walk around the perimeter of the United States