I'm skinny withType 2

mikecpage
By mikecpage Latest Reply 2011-08-13 18:22:40 -0500
Started 2011-08-13 09:06:50 -0500

There isn't much talk of what to do if you want to GAIN weight and have Tye 2 Diabetes.

Can anyone help? It's getting worse -
I'm 51 yrs old, 5'9" and 140lbs.

Thanks,
Mike


8 replies

nanaellen
nanaellen 2011-08-13 15:05:24 -0500 Report

I'll trade you your high metabolism for my low one!! LOL My grandson has the same problem needing to gain weight because of meds he takes. Have you tried the ensure drinks? That helped him when he was younger!

mikecpage
mikecpage 2011-08-13 15:43:32 -0500 Report

I used to drink those but I figured they were loaded with sugar? I'll check again -mmmmmmmmmm. Good for a 'pick-me-up' in the afternoon. Can't do snickers bars anymore.
Thanks,
Mike

nanaellen
nanaellen 2011-08-13 17:13:52 -0500 Report

They do have a carnation essentials drink mix that is no sugar added I think it's 5 g sugar and 11 g carbs. The don't taste too bad either! Snickers…mmmmmMMMMMMM!! Haven't had one of those in about 3-4 years now!! Maybe some peanuts for snacks?? Their high in calories.

grandmaducky
grandmaducky 2011-08-13 09:32:01 -0500 Report

most people don't have this problem i know i have fought weight my whole life its in the genes my mom has the same proble as you do my dad didn't i take after my dad darn it. the only thing i really have to offer is drink a low carb shakes 8 times aday and eat but if your like my mom she say thats to much food i wish i had that problem (probably not )

dietcherry
dietcherry 2011-08-13 09:16:39 -0500 Report

How is your appetite, Mike? Are you eating enough and still failing to gain or even maintain?

mikecpage
mikecpage 2011-08-13 09:53:28 -0500 Report

I've been trying to gain weight forever but always had a high metabolism - people hated me for how much I eat. The new problem is that I recentlt (6 years ago I came down with Cataplexy (look it up), but no Narcolepsy which is rare and the medice makes me sick so it's tough to eat. Most of the 'good' food is bad for my Diabetes. The Cataplexy took 4 years to diagnose cuz not many doc's never even heard of it! I was lucky I didn't crash my truck and I think that's why it's not detected soon enough and people die in accidents - in many different ways - Ladders, stairs, etc. It's a horrible disease and no cure yet. It's like Epiilesy but don't lose conscience or have convulsions. Like an octupus out of water.
Stuck between a rock & hard place. I'm on disability now and it sux.

Thanks,
Mike

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