Home > Diabetes > How important is weight control in Diabetes? Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Aug 22, 2008 by SSreenan, Views: 3154 How important is weight control in diabetes? In adult onset diabetes- type 2, weight control can frequently control the blood sugars well. Weight loss, diet and exercise can help to control blood sugar, sometimes enough so that a person may not need medications for blood sugar control.