need to gain weight

By sara_smilez Latest Reply 2012-08-20 12:25:34 -0500
Started 2012-08-16 18:05:53 -0500

Since becoming diabetic, I have lost aprox 30 lbs. I didn't need to lose the weight. I have not been able to put any weight on, and i would like to do so safely. Any suggestions?

18 replies

sara_smilez 2012-08-20 10:51:32 -0500 Report

I live on the west side of the lower peninsula. Right on lake Mich. It's lovely. I'm applying for Medicaid, but they van be weird if you don't have young children living with you.

CJ55 2012-08-20 10:56:14 -0500 Report

sara, good luck. If you have the medical problems, they should give you medicaid. Especially if you don't have any income. When income is involved, then it gets kinda tricky. They have to do a spend down and determine what is left over. I do hope it all works out for you. Hugs my friend.

CJ55 2012-08-19 01:28:54 -0500 Report

Sara.. What about a clinic in the hospital? Most hospitals have clinics or they may be able to inform you on where to go. You only need that one test to check you thyroid. i do not know much about the relationship between diabetes and thyroid disease but 140 sugar is an indicator of diabetes. Where in Michigan do you live? I used to live in the UP. I had to go to a clinic for tests, but I do not remember the city sorry. It wasn't in the up. For the life of me right now I cannot think of any cities in Michigan. \U+127803\U+127803

sara_smilez 2012-08-17 12:18:35 -0500 Report

Oops! Just re-read this conversation…thanks Mays, :S T9. @ironOre a year and a half. I test at home, and I average 114.

IronOre 2012-08-18 11:29:42 -0500 Report

114 is right on the money . . . How did you find out that you were diabetc?

sara_smilez 2012-08-18 14:19:39 -0500 Report

Back when I had insurance, doc did routine blood work. I was pre diabetic for about 6 months, lost 30 lbs, and became diabetic! Know I can't put any weight back on. 5'3, 100lbs. Too thin for me. ;)

IronOre 2012-08-18 15:06:06 -0500 Report

I just wonder if it's more thyroid related than diabetes related. They are both part of the same system.
If I was you I'd go into a free clinic and get tested for that. Tell them about your weight loss and based on what you heard it may be thyroid problems.
Are your hands ever shakey?

IronOre 2012-08-19 01:07:51 -0500 Report

My guess is that you have thyroid issues, and you may not have diabetes.
Thr good news is that thyroid meds are so cheap that you really don't need insurance for them.
But you really need to figure out a way to get it checked, because if you leave it go long enough it can be fatal.
What part of the country do you live in?

IronOre 2012-08-20 10:41:51 -0500 Report

The state of Michigan takes very good care of its citizens, so I am certain that you will find a way to have the tests done without insurnace. But you will need to do the work yourself to find that way. But get it done!
I live in Wisconsin, so not too far way, and have several friends in Michigan.

CJ55 2012-08-19 02:19:12 -0500 Report

The UP means Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I lived in Sault Ste Marie. Crossed a bridge and I was in Ontario Canada.

MAYS 2012-08-16 18:37:22 -0500 Report

Welcome to the family!

Do you have either a dietician, or a nutritionist as part of your diabetes medical team?
If so, have you discussed this with them?

Either way, you will want to gain weight the right way.

Gaining, or losing weight can be a bit tough on a diabetic (or anyone) you just have to be determined, dedicated and educated on the proper do's and dont's as well as informed on how "your" body operates!

Omce again, "Welcome" to the family!