Am diabetic(type 1) the last two years i keep on loosing weight...please help ho

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  1. Jaajaaf profile image61
    Jaajaafposted 8 years ago

    Am diabetic(type 1) the last two years i keep on loosing weight...please help how i can gain weight?

    Am 23yrs and diabetictic(type1). last year i moved  to china to study, after few months of my arrival i noticed am loosing weight. i lost 7kg, oftenly i visit my doctor for check up and advices alot on how to improve my diabete and even visited nutrition and put me on diet plan which i followed but still no progress. am very worried about my weight and  am under-weight. now am 57kg and my doctor said i have to gain weight up to 65. am studying abroad far away from my country and the food here is totally different. please help how i can gain weight?

  2. pippap profile image84
    pippapposted 8 years ago

    Two things I would investigate are meal replacements and powders that bodybuilder types use to bulk up.

    Meal replacements such as Ensure can be drunk between meals so you are not only getting the calories and goodness from the food you eat at mealtime; but, you are adding additional calories in the form of the meal replacement.

    Most health food stores have tins of powders that are supposed to help bulk up the user.  Again, it would be a healthful way to add additional calories to your diet.  These powders are mixed in water, milk or juice so it can be real pick-me-up in the afternoon.

    If you can't find them in the stores that cater to the European trade in China, you could probably find them online.

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    00ms00ableposted 8 years ago

    Hello,

    I have been a diabetic for yrs now so i can understand where you are comming from. i also lost a lot of weight due to my type 1 diabetes.

    To help me understand, and give you the answers you are looking for I will need to know  about the diet that was sugested for you by your doctor. If you like feel free to contact me via my personal email, at mike.schroeder60@yahoo.com.

    In the mean time I will do some research to find some answers for you.

  4. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    I am not a physician or a diabetic but I have a son who has been a type I for about 12 years now...diagnosed at age 11.  For a number of years he had the same issue.  On that basis of the results of his situation, I would suggest that you first execute the home test for ketosis.  The best way I can describe that condition is to say that it is the same principle by which the "Adkins Diet" works.  The body is deprived of fat intake and thus begins to consume its own fat as a supplement. If you are sticking with a lean, low carb, high protein diet, then you may be driving yourself into ketosis without being aware of the situation.  The home test consists of urinating on a color coded swab which will turn a particular color to identify the ketosis.  You can get your doctor to prescribe these or talk with a pharmacist about it and see what he/she reccomends. This test should be a frequent part of your diabetic testing.  Step up the pace on your blood sugar checks for a while and see if you are running high more often that not.  If so, you may not have a high enough insulin intake to offset the carbs you are getting. In the initial stages of Type I, you have to be very careful in defining the amount of carbs you plan to consume and balance the insulin accordingly.  The other indicator is a test which the doctor will have to perform called the A1C test. It measures the sugar saturation levels in your blood.  I suspect you need a higher level of food intake with a reasonable level of carbs included and to consult with your doctor on raising the insulin dosage to help balance it. As you get more familiar with the process, you will be able to make these calculations yourself.  The big thing which made a terrific difference for my son was using a balanced diet of good fresh foods and working out regularly.  Once he proved to the doctors that he could efficiently manage his A1C level, the doctors allowed him to go on an insulin pump which helped to smooth out his hi/low peaks.  He currently has an A1C level of a non-diabetic much of the time.  Unfortunately, he lived recklessly with the condition for years before accepting it and taking control. We are extremely proud of the results he has achieved. WB

 
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