Episode 12: What the 5percent?!? 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…. So 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.
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