Evidence shows that losing weight (if you are overweight) can be beneficial to your blood glucose levels as it makes your body more responsive to the insulin your pancreas produces. This means the insulin works more effectively and can help control your blood glucose levels better. It is recommended that you aim for 5-10% weight loss over a 3-6 month period at a gradual rate of no more than 1-2lb per week.

BMI can highlight if you may benefit from losing some weight. To find out yours head to: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/bmi-calculator/.

You can also access more information regarding weight management using our resource sheet.