No appetite and lows

By pkwillhoite Latest Reply 2011-05-11 13:16:43 -0500
Started 2011-05-10 15:22:36 -0500

I am a type 2 and I take my meds and walk the half an hour every day. I have a question… Why do I have no want to eat or no appetite at all… I have a lot of lows I believe because I dont eat a lot. My dr appointment is till the end of next month. I will talk to her about this and see what she says. But in the mean time I would like some feed back from every one here…
I would like some Ideas about what I can do to amybe get my appetite back. As it is I only eat because I have to and dont want to. I am getting concerned about this because of the frequent lows. Like of 65 and sometimes 60
Thank you all in advance,

8 replies

kdroberts 2011-05-11 13:01:44 -0500 Report

I wouldn't worry about readings of 60-65, that's actually pretty normal for people without diabetes. Do you take medication? What are you eating and how often?

pkwillhoite 2011-05-11 13:16:43 -0500 Report

I take Metformin 1000mg 2x a day and glyburide 5mg 2 pills 2x a day actos 30mg once a day. I eat but on the medium plate. I just dont want to eat, i have no appetite and I force myself to eat.

edvel54 2011-05-11 12:30:53 -0500 Report

I used to tell my Mom to eat lunch she would not eat if she was alone, said it was too much trouble for make something just for one., I find that I am my mother's daughter..I don't eat lunch on most days. I went to a class yesterday, and the CDE said it was important to eat SOMETHING for lunch, it doesn't have to be much. your medication works so much better when your body has something to work with. I find that if I don't eat, I get the low readings usually 50-60, if I have something like a salad or veggies, it will stay at 80-90. So Eat something.

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Cookie Roma 2011-05-10 19:51:45 -0500 Report

Actually I can relate. If it wasn't really important for me to keep my numbers in line. I'm sick of both trying to get my weight down and maintain good bg#s. I still love to cook and I am the family cook but if it were up to me I'd hardly eat. I mean I take enough meds to keep me from starving.

jetsybo 2011-05-10 16:32:06 -0500 Report

Hi — I'm not a doctor, but I've had Type 1 since age 13 (a long time!). Call your doctor before your appointment at the end of the month and find out (or reinforce) how many carbs you need to eat throughout the day in order to meet your daily calorie intake and match up with your meds. Then, even if you're not hungry, fill in with a nutritional shake, fruit juice or something non-demanding to get you to meet that carb count. Your meds are doing their job a little too well because they don't have enough food input to work on. Most of us probably have the opposite problem of getting too many carbs and too little exercise! Good luck — hope you can get the appetite problem resolved. And stay healthy!

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