Weight loss can help to manage diabetes, but unfortunately, losing weight can be extra challenging for those with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. At Chicago Diabetes Experts, Gregory O. Clark, MD, and the team of medical weight loss coaches serve the Chicago area, providing tools that help you succeed at long-term weight loss. Ozempic® and Mounjaro™ are available, and the team also offers one-on-one coaching to help you reach your goals. Call the Buffalo Grove, Illinois, office or book your appointment using the online feature now.
Medical weight loss focuses on losing excess weight with medical care while improving your overall health. At Chicago Diabetes Experts, medical weight loss is more than a diet. The program focuses on helping patients with diabetes control their blood sugar while giving them tools to lose weight safely.
The Chicago Diabetes Experts team understands that every person with diabetes has different challenges, so they tailor the medical weight loss program for you. Many people achieve excellent results with nutrition, exercise, and medication.
Nutrition counseling focuses on the fact that controlling your diet can help manage your blood sugar and, by extension, your weight and general wellness.
Many people who achieve optimal blood sugar control limit their carbs and get the most calories from protein and fat. This approach often has additional benefits in terms of your weight. Other approaches don’t focus on carbs but more so on eating fewer calories.
Exercise is extremely important for people with diabetes. Different types of exercise can lower or raise blood sugar levels, so the team helps you find the exercise plan that works for your diabetes and weight loss goals.
Exercise needs to become part of your lifestyle to maintain your weight long-term, and finding a fun exercise method is a good way to establish that routine.
Several recent game-changing developments have occurred in diabetes treatment and weight loss, primarily in semaglutide and tirzepatide injections.
Ozempic® (semaglutide) and Mounjaro™ (tirzepatide) are FDA-approved for blood sugar control in people with Type 2 diabetes, but they’ve also shown remarkable results in the area of weight loss. With weekly injections, these drugs work well alongside diet and exercise.
When you join the concierge medicine program at Chicago Diabetes Experts, one-on-one coaching and medication management are part of your medical care. You can choose the plan that suits your medical needs best and have access to the doctor’s email or phone number for regular support.
To learn more about tailoring diabetic medical weight loss to your needs, call Chicago Diabetes Experts or book your consultation using the online scheduling feature today.