Slowly losing weight and type 1

By mustangpeg Latest Reply 2013-05-15 08:53:56 -0500
Started 2011-11-20 11:13:41 -0600

I am losing weight at slow pace, a couple pounds a month. I have shared my concern with my Dr. and they don't seem concerned about it Should I be?

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mustangpeg 2013-05-15 08:53:56 -0500 Report

Wow, it's like reading a page out of my own book. I'm going to Dr. today so will see if I lost any more weight. It scares me and I eat everything possible to gain weight. If I was a NORMAL person, I would weight over 400# now. I understand your frustation. I don't know what to do about it. Please keep me posted pn your progress. It's so good to know I'm not alone. Thank you…

lorider70 2013-05-15 08:40:09 -0500 Report

I have the same problem. At 5'9" and now 142 lbs; I am, in my opinion too thin. doesn't seem to matter what I do; the weight continues to drop. My Dr. also, does not seem to attach any importance to it. Any kind of exertion will result in dropping weight and it's nearly impossible to regain it and stay within the diabetes guidlines
Getting very frustrated.

jayabee52 2011-11-20 15:38:47 -0600 Report

Howdy Peg! Haven't seen you posting here in a while!

I suppose from the way you put it this weight loss is unwanted and you're not trying to lose weight.

Start with a log of your weight, perhaps once a week or so, start with your weight at your last office visit with Dr. Then you may be able to see a trend and show Dr.

You may also want to think about what weight you would not want to drop below. If Dr is not comfortable advising you on your menu, Ask for counsel from a RD or similar professional.

There is a minimum safe weight below which you should not go and have any "reserves" on your body in case you are sticken by an acute illness. That is for what fat was intended by the Creator! If you drop below that minimum safe weight You will want to raise the issue more strongly with your Dr.

(some of my siblings are concerned for me that I have lost 50 + lbs over a year's time — they hadn't seen me in over a year — and I know what caused it. My low carb high protein eating plan to control my BGs without meds)

You might also want to ask Dr for a test to determine if you are slowly losing muscle. That could be a source of weght loss too.

I pray that is nothing serious

Please don't be a stranger, Peg! ( I don't like the competition as I am stranger than MOST! LoL!

Blessed thanksgiving to you and yours!


mustangpeg 2011-11-20 15:47:31 -0600 Report

Thank you so much James. I haven't been on here for a while because I was dealing with depression and you know how that goes, you tend to withdrawl. You raise some good points and I am just afraid that I shouldn't be losing weight at all. I am already tall and thin and really don't want to loose any more weight. When I tell the Dr. about it she says well you only lost 1 pound since you were here last, not to worry. I will ask her about the test for losing muscle. How have you been feeling? This diease is so hard to deal with and sometimes it gets overwhelming. I know that I am lucky considering some people on this forum. My troubles seem small compared to some of them that have things much worse. Well it's almost Thanksgiving so we all need to just be thankful because things could be much worse. I hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Stay well.

LindseyLou993 2011-11-26 21:22:48 -0600 Report

Depression could be the reason you are losing weight. My boyfriend suffers from mild depression and before he went on Celexa he lost a lot of weight. He had lost his appetite and didn't realize it.

I found a study that said more people felt happier after reading a self help book than going on an antidepressant. It is worth a shot!

Best of luck,

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2011-11-20 11:24:15 -0600 Report

I have been told that if you lose weight slowly you are more apt to keep it off better than a dramatic loss where your body is thrown into a total turmoil and keeping you hungry all the time. luck with you continued weight loss!