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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: and 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 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 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.
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.
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?
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. 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 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 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 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 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 I think my post is accurate. Is it not true if you lose weight you do increase your chances of SVR? Will losing weight before TX address the metabolic issues? Most of the time losing weight is the only thing necessary to rid oneself of the metabolic syndrom. So many people could go off their Type 2 dibetes drugs, BP & Cholesterol meds if they just lost weight. I recall one study that said losing as little as 10lbs starts to decrease the metabolic syndrom #'s.
5147790 tn?1364304489 t that hypothyroidism, insulin resistance or PCOS, all of which can cause weight gain and/or make losing next to impossible. Good luck and keep posting.
Avatar f tn heya, i got diagnosed about 2 years ago, i have always been an active hockey player, yet i constantly put on weight without any change in diet or exercisee. Does anyone else experience this? The doctors constantly call me fat and say i should exercise more, and eat less, yet each week i play hockey twice, do at least 2 15mile bike rides, and often go out walking.
Avatar f tn Also, insulin is actually a good option to be on especially since oral medications are causing a lot of symptoms. Weight gain on insulin can be easily controlled by regular exercise and diet control. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
1339808 tn?1276321180 i cant lose weight, while i do exercises 4 time a week for 70 minutes, and i only take 1200 calories per day, im 105kg and 188cms.
Avatar n tn I actually had recently lost 50 lbs on a high protien diet before I had the initial tests run. My weight loss physician had told me I was losing the weight kind of fast and I needed to gradually bring back in good carbs. So I started that, maintained the weight loss for 3 years and now am told I am insulin resistant. So now I am trying to increase my exercise and back off any carbs as much as possible. I guess my questions are 1. what are the "numbers" I am looking at?
Avatar f tn please help. I suspect I have been hypothyroid for the last ten years (when I started putting on weight for no reason). I’m going to be 32 next week and it would be amazing to see even a little progress.
Avatar f tn My reasons for weight gain/difficulty losing weight are severe insulin resistance and hypothyroidism. My hip to waist ratio is 0.96 due to high insulin. Insulin is a powerful fat storing hormone. This is the number one cause of high hip to waist ratio.
Avatar m tn He keeps being sick and is losing weight he has heart disease and insulin controlled diabetes
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.
583580 tn?1231136383 If there is no medical issues then losing weight while working on a night shift should work like losing weight while working on the day shift. You have to make sure you eat the right things, proper portions and get plenty of exercise. It might help to keep a food journal in which you write down everything you eat - that will let you know how many calories you are consuming.
Avatar f tn Hello, I lost 32 pounds in a matter of 3 weeks and have recently lost another 10. My eating habits have completely changed and I know eat very little. I will get to 8:00 PM and then realize that I haven't eaten anything all day.I am not doing this intentionally but I think it has gotten out of hand. As much as it is subconscious when I look into the mirror I don't really like what I see. Everyone comments on how much weight I've lost but I don't seem to see it.
Avatar n tn Thanks! I had never thought about my thyroid -- it could definitely be an issue I should check out. My case of dibetes is quite unique in many ways. Right now, I weigh 150, but take 42 units of Lantus at night and I exchange 6 carbs for one unit of Humalog. Doctors can't figure out why I have to take so much insulin to bring my blood sugars down -- When I was diagnosed with diabetes just two summers ago, I was hiking in the Grand Canyon and nearly died getting out.
Avatar f tn Hey everyone, I'm on methadone too for 6 years now and have gone from 115 lbs of firm, smooth muscle to 160 lbs of cellulite-covered, jiggly fat. Yum. I'm on 70 mg, just like you, Suziblues. Not a really high dose, but enough to pack on the pounds apparently. I have found that it's REALLY hard to lose weight on this stuff... but I agree that I'd rather be overweight than strung out again.