Advice on diet greatly appreciated

By RickP03 Latest Reply 2011-06-10 15:19:55 -0500
Started 2011-05-31 01:04:49 -0500

Hi. I'm Rick, type 2 diabetic since 2001. I've managed to keep my blood sugars generally low with oral meds and exercise but my issue is this.. I've been diagnosed as severely underweight and I'm having a hard time balancing between eating healthy and attempting to get my weight up to normal. Any thoughts/advice please?

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RickP03 2011-06-10 15:19:55 -0500 Report

week one of the weight gain supplement and I've gained 4 pounds..modest but at least I'm on the way up :) from 117 to 121

RickP03 2011-05-31 15:17:08 -0500 Report

Thank you for the advice. Yeah this has been a major frustration for me for awhile now.

realsis77 2011-06-03 10:09:27 -0500 Report

Hi rick. Well, give the powder a try and see if the supplement will help. Keep us posted on how your doing ok? Also, make sure and talk to your doc about starting the powder supplement. And see what he says about the idea. ?? The supplements are usually healthy but just to be on the safe side. Good luck and I really hope this has helped in some way! God bless

realsis77 2011-05-31 10:55:27 -0500 Report

Hi rick. Gainning weight properly is a tough one. I know how to gain weight the wrong way! Ha ha. But seriously id try to increase your calories with perhaps a supplement drink from the health store. They make healthy powered drinks for weight gain. Id discuss this with my doctor and see if it could be an option for you. I know the drinks are usually healthy and provide protien and calories needed to gain weight! The instructions are on the bottles but I believe you continue to eat as normal and supplement your meals with a drink also. Its supposed to provide the extra calories needed for healthy weight gain. Just ask in the health food or vitimin store for the weight gain powder , I don't know the name of it and there are different ones. I do believe this could help you reach a healthy weight. I hope this helps in some way. Good luck to you! God bless