Most Americans want to lose weight, but for diabetics, maintaining a healthy BMI is vital. Diabetics who are overweight often experience high blood pressure and are at an elevated risk for diabetes complications. spoke with Cathy Nonas, MS, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association and a professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, who explained that dropping a few pounds can be extremely beneficial for an individual's overall well-being.

"We know it's true that if someone with diabetes loses 5 to 10 percent of their weight, they will significantly reduce their blood sugar," she said.

Of course, beginning a diet is never a simple task, and people often need help from different outlets. Because of this, diabetics may want to consider looking into a weight loss program that will take their overall health into consideration.

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