Losing weight while on insulin

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Avatar f tn First of all, you might get more responses if you posted on Type II forum, as this is Type I. Also there isn't a lot of traffic here in general, so I suggest you go on to a board with a lot of people who are considering these issues and you will get a lot more info. Two good ones are: TuDiabetes.com and Diabetesforums.com Just to give you some general feedback, you don't mention what your medication regimen is or if you take insulin.
1467664 tn?1288579313 the docs dont know it all they keepo increasing your insulin dosage and you do put on the weight just from the added insulin. then they say something about your weight. just dont be like me i gave up on it all and now my eyes are all messed up and have nerve problems and this last doc visit i learned my potassium levels were elevated.
Avatar n tn m not losing any weight.. no matter if i watch what I eat or excerise! I dont know what could possibly be wrong.
Avatar f tn The first thing you should do is get some simple blood tests to make sure you don't have a medical issue keeping you from losing. Those could include hypothyroidism, insulin resistance and PCOS (if you aren't past menopause). These conditions can cause weight gain and/or make losing almost impossible. The second thing you need to do is calculate the calories you actually need on a daily basis, then keep a food diary to see if you're staying within your calorie allotment.
Avatar f tn i've been told the same thing, Just eat balanced, ask your RE if you can see a dietician, i have one i'm working with and its great! i lost over 30 lbs, but i'm struggling to lose weight as well b/c i put the 30 i lost back on. I also have PCOS and i am also pre diabetic. They have me on 1500 of glumetza and it seems to be helping with my blood sugars.
Avatar m tn s and my A1C was 16.3 (alarming). I lost a great deal of weight during this time. While I was super skinny, I do understand it was a sickly skinny, not healthy. Before all of this happened I was always a very lean and tiny girl weighing 118lbs at my heaviest (im 5'4). I put on about thirty pounds after it all was said and done, and I am now 140lbs. I have been working out almost 5-6 times each week (running for 35 minutes and doing weights).
Avatar m tn I don't see how you could have been a type I diabetic. Your after eating blood sugar is not high. Your fasting blood sugar is a little high. What does your doctor say? Are you sure you weren't a type II diabetic?
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Diabetes---Adult-Type-II/Losing-weight-to-fight-diabetes/show/1747244">Losing weight to fight diabetes</a> was started.
Avatar f tn I am 15weeks I eat like crazy and I am losing weight like crazy any suggestions?
Avatar f tn Lucky. I keep gaining weight. But its normal when you're cutting out carbs from your diet to lose a few unneeded pounds. As long as you're eating healthy and taking your vitamins you baby is fine. And to people who say you shouldn't lose weight while pregnant they're wrong it depends on the person. Depending on how much you weigh losing some weight isn't a bad thing. Just talk to your doctor.
10254617 tn?1408841041 Hi, I noticed that my 14yr old daughter was losing weight, taking too much water in a day, frequent urination and excessive appetite. I used my glucometer on her and found 445mg/dl FBS. I became alarmed and took her for a lab test. Her Hb1ac was found at 14%. She was put on insulin( Mixtard 30/70) 40IU at 24units in the morning and 12units at night. She has not achieved FBS below 10mmol/l up till now. Its always within an average of 15mmol/l, and its a week now.
Avatar n tn There is never an easy way to lose weight in my experience. Dieting and losing weight is not easy for anyone, but I do understand the particular challenges for diabetics. After going through a few lows, you often just feel like giving up. The one nice thing about diabetes is that it provides you with the basics for a healthy balanced diet, so we already know what we should eat.
1304588 tn?1299071471 I weighed 226 and now I weigh 166 but still have diabetes. Though I feel losing weight may be stopped by losing weight I feel like that is mostly the morbidly obese though I am not a doctor. My mom and three sisters and 1 brother had diabetes and were all of normal weight. Eating better and exercising can help your diabetes stay under better control and lower your A1C along with possibly preventing you from needing medication or getting a lower dose. I have been diabetic for 6 years.
Avatar f tn There are things you can start with your doctors approval to help that mainly include lifestyle changes of diet and exercise, losing weight and in particular belly fat, etc. https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/insulin-resistance-syndrome#1 Are you over weight at all? Here are some things to keep in mind: Exercise. Go for at least 30 minutes a day of moderate activity (like brisk walking) 5 or more days a week. If you're not active now, work up to that. Get to a healthy weight .
Avatar n tn m 19 been diabetic since I was 4 and and I have gained 15-20 pounds with my new insulin regimen started about 6 months ago.I take humalog on sliding scale 1 unit per 10 carbs and I take it every time I eat and I also take 50 units of lantus at bed time.So my question is can this be causing my weight gain? I think the lantus initially caused me to gain about 20lbs. to begin with 6yrs. ago and I'm now over weight.I'm on my feet constantly at work 9 hrs.
Avatar f tn But in a few years - I may try all of these. My weight seems to have leveled off. Not losing any more weight, I uped my carb intake, was practically eating no carbs. I will wait to see what my nex A1c is ... Thaks so much for your input ... I have never heard of LADA type diabetes.
Avatar m tn He keeps being sick and is losing weight he has heart disease and insulin controlled diabetes
Avatar f tn I too am 62 and take insulin. I am a type 1 diabetic. The fact that you are losing weight is great! It might be frustrating not to loose more but to lose any when you are taking insulin is good. There are new medications that can help. Ask your indro about similyn or any others that might help.
Avatar f tn Also b12 help sustain energy if your taking antidepressants it just makes you feel down... I was on xanax for several years but I never gained weight.. Although I have never had the need for methadone, I do not know what side effects it has.. exercise also helps give you the energy you need to lose those extra pounds. .
Avatar f tn I found a great quote from the article "Winnipeg grandfather loses more than half his body weight"... "Weight loss is mainly about controlling insulin levels. When insulin is low your body is in fat burning mode and when elevated your body stores fat. Carbohydrates (sugars) have biggest effect on insulin levels." I couldn't of said it better myself! I've lost 8.4kg cutting out refined sugar with no exercise.
1590372 tn?1297053307 I have had type 1 diabetes for 16 years now. I have done EVERYTHING (I feel) imaginable to lose weight and absolutely nothing works. I exercise, I diet, I count my carbs, I am an absolute health nut but I CANNOT lose any weight at all. I am at the point where there is no more hope left. Also, since I have had diabetes for 16 years now, I have developed bumps on my arms and stomach because of the injections. They are so embarrassing and the doctors said there is no way they will go away.
Avatar f tn Hi, For type one diabetes, insulin dosing can accelerate weight gain. On the other hand insulin is essential for your health and well being. Thus you want to use the minimum effective dose of insulin so that your blood sugars are kept normal for health, and your insulin levels are not excessive. I am type 1, I find that eating a low carb diet (I follow Dr.