Gaining weight

By riquelskyy Latest Reply 2012-03-27 04:46:35 -0500
Started 2012-03-19 22:16:29 -0500

Being type 1 I am the opposite of type 2 which means I need to gain weight but I can't seem to do so. Does anyone have the same problem?

9 replies

riquelskyy 2012-03-27 04:46:35 -0500 Report

Yes I know being extremely underweight is as dangerous as being overweight. I've ended up in the hospital multiple of times due to it. Being on Medi-Cal doesn't help my situation. I've seen so many different doctors which none seem to care. I finally seen a new doctor who ran my blood tests and everything and called me back with my results. I have a hyperactive thyroid, I'm anemic and I was low on potassium. So he put me on medication for that and I'm taking vitamins. I am on Humalog and my carb ratio is 1:10 which I know has to change and I'm on Lantus 30 units. Finally saw a new endocrinologist who is caring and keeping in contact with me and making sure I write down my BS so he can see what he can do. They say I should be gaining weight but not too fast because it's dangerous. So slowly I'm getting better. Thank you Anne for your prayers. :)

annesmith 2012-03-27 02:24:37 -0500 Report

I forgot to tell you that I know it is dangerous to be underweight. When I was tried on Metformin, and my pancreas rejected it, I had lost 30 lbs rapidly, and I got SO weak that when I got severe bronchitis during that period, my body had no fats on reserve . Consequently, what happened is my body started breaking down muscle to use as fuel, and I got even weaker..then, I was given insulin because my blood sugar soared to 701. Being I am type 1.5, I still produce my own insulin, but, it's just so darned frustrating…if I were you I'd be trying to gain weight as soon as possible…I will pray very hard for you…sincerely, ANNE

annesmith 2012-03-27 02:19:08 -0500 Report

I am type 1.5, and to tell you the truth, it's a real pain in the you-know-what. I have for years had a high metabolism, and it's borderline high now. I am struggling with periods where I lose a huge amount of weight quickly, without even trying…in fact, some days I had to drink malts with whole eggs to keep my strength up…a few times I believe I lost 20 lbs in 2 weeks. At the same time, if I don't move around enough, which rarely happens—I have always been an avid runner and walker —but, if I do not move around enough, I can feel some weight creeping up on me. Boy, it is such a struggle most of the time . Have you tried foods with whole eggs? Yeah, it sounds like a bad idea cholesterol wise, but, I know when my body starts losing too much weight, whole eggs and malts keep me at bay. ANNE

Type1Lou 2012-03-20 19:01:52 -0500 Report

How are your A1c's? What kind(s) of insulin are you taking? Are you working with a carb to insulin ratio to determine your insulin requirements? How many carbs do you consume each day? There are so many factors to consider…

nanaellen 2012-03-20 01:20:51 -0500 Report

LOL I WISH I had your problem!! I need to lose the weight! lol BUT, my grandson is ADHD and the meds he takes for it works like a diet pill…and he's already a skinny minny!! Have you tried any shakes? Like the Ensure or Boost they helped Anthony when he was really a lot thinner probably put 10 lbs on him!

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