Weight and Diabetes

By alexiskim Latest Reply 2012-04-09 15:12:01 -0500
Started 2012-04-08 21:57:52 -0500

Does anyone else find it a bit of a head trip being skinny but finding out your diabetic??? I was 125 after having my second child Feb 2011 and in the last few months before being diagnosed I lost 10 pounds…I have always thought I have been a "healthy eater" especially considering my husband is Korean and we ate plenty of korean food but now I battle being scared to eat versus not keeping enough weight on me…can anyone else relate?

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kdroberts 2012-04-09 15:12:01 -0500 Report

Ask yourself why you feel that? Imagine if you had never heard diabetes and weight ever linked, do you think you would feel the same way? The point is that the only reason you feel like that is because of stereotypes largely perpetuated by people who don't know about diabetes. Truth is that 20-25% of all type 2s have never been overweight, are active and don't eat badly. There has also never been a causal link between diabetes and weight, no medical study has ever shown that being overweight causes diabetes.

jayabee52 2012-04-09 04:52:05 -0500 Report

OH yes Alexis, I can relate! I had been heavy most of my adult life, but 2 times I had gotten really what might be called "normal" weight. Once in 2006 just after my kidneys quit working and I needed dialysis (that was an unhealthy weight loss) and here more recently starting in Feb 2011 when I started my "experemental" eating plan to control my diabetes (DM) without the use of DM meds.

I got down to 150 and folks who knew me from before were worried that I was sick again because I had lost 65 lbs that year.

I just recently got on the scale and discovered I put 15 lbs back on. I guess I need to pay more attention to what I should and shouldn't eat again.

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