Weight Gain or Weight Loss, What's Your Dilemma with Diabetes?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-09-23 12:39:12 -0500
Started 2012-09-06 07:28:13 -0500

We all react differently to diabetes.

Some of us have problems gaining weight, while others seem to have a problem losing weight!

But then again some may not have a problem either way, wow!

Since your diagnosis of diabetes, have you experienced a problem with your weight, good or bad, up or down, or are things balancing out on a steady basis (weightwise) for you?


22 replies

draco59 2012-09-09 15:44:56 -0500 Report

When I was on Actos and Janumet I couldn't lose an oz… Then I started seeing an Endocrinologist, he took me off both and put me on Victoza and in about 6 months I lost over 40 lbs… with out anything else changing… and I was diagnosed about 6 yrs ago…

Aleigha 2012-09-22 19:37:05 -0500 Report

I was on actos and I asked my Dr. to take me off of it because I learned that it could cause bladder cancer, I have been on it since 2004…but I tried all kinds of diets and went to weight watchers and still gained weight. As soon as I came off the actos I lost 8 pounds the first week and now I have lost 29 pounds. I am on Januvia, metformin and gabapentin..I am praying I continue to lose weight. I hope your loss continues.

draco59 2012-09-22 21:28:00 -0500 Report

Hi, that's great Aleigha, you should keep losing. Just keep what your doing… As of yesterday, I've lost almost 59 lbs and 7 inches in my waist… I don't weight myself every day, usually twice a week… There a have been so weight gain, couple lbs one early in the week, but by the next time I weight,it's gone, plus a few more, so don't get discouraged… you'll keep losing,but it slower than putting on… keep up the good work…
Have a great evening… :)

Aleigha 2012-09-23 11:30:17 -0500 Report

Thank you so much and stay positive, when I started losing weight I feel awesome and I can move much better. I am doing a kidney walk Oct 30th because my son received a kidney from a friend at church and the kidney foundation helped him out with his insurance for 3 months, so I want to give back so another person can get help.
Thanks again…

draco59 2012-09-23 12:39:12 -0500 Report

Your welcome, that's great, I felt better to after yrs of not losing. that great on the walk, just don't over do it… I think that's great, you can do that…
keep thinking positive.
My pleasure, it's my way that I can help…

MAYS 2012-09-09 20:03:36 -0500 Report

Weight loss is one of the benefits of taking Victoza.

draco59 2012-09-09 20:50:32 -0500 Report

Yes and a decreased appetite to boot… :)
I read the possible side effects of the other 2, and they were weight gain and in ability to loss weight, for 3 yrs I walked 3 to 4 miles 3 days a week and swam a mile 3 days a week, and gained…

draco59 2012-09-09 21:12:19 -0500 Report

Ya, I could of walked or swam coast to coast and nothing would happen, just tired… my muscle to fat ratio didn't even change… I'm glad I started going to the Endo… I've also lost 5" in my waist… :)

CJ55 2012-09-09 00:44:12 -0500 Report

i have gained and gained more. Lost 75 lbs last year but have gained back 40. :-(. I was told several things.. Mostly it is constant water retention, i dont eat enough, it is from my 2 insulins I take, also from the steroids I take. I took Actos & gained 50 lbs in a very short amount of time. Now I am seeing a D Educator, eating better, BS not over 140 in 3 weeks, & my A1C as of Thurs was 4.9. I must finally be doing something right. Have a great Sunday!!!

MAYS 2012-09-10 17:45:17 -0500 Report

Maybe it's a little of all of the above!
You took off the weight before and you can do it again!

annesmith 2012-09-09 00:38:56 -0500 Report

All of my life, like my father, I could eat anything I wanted, oils and all, and I was always moderate weight, or slightly overweight. I am astounded at the things him and I ate over the years, fried chicken, fried potatoes, we ate good stuff, too, but mostly fried and filling. Ha..when I turned 29, because I got lazy for a few years, I paid a price—still got by with a lot, but, I screwed up my metabolism a little. And of course, age—after 29 I could tell…ha,ha. I have lost 9 lbs in the past year, need to lose another 41lbs. My metabolism has always been high or borderline high. Much of it went to the arteries I found out within the last 5 years, so I upped my running and added more raw fruit to my diet. ANNE

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-09-07 12:33:00 -0500 Report

My weight has been going down. I only experienced one weight gain problem and that was caused by the dietitian referred to me by my doctor. I should have known I was in trouble because the dietitian was double my weight. The first thing she asked was how many calories my doctor had me on. I said 1200. She insisted that I was not eating enough and raised it to 1600. I gained back all the weight I loss. When my doctor learned this he was livid. Not only had she not read his instructions to her but she didn't bother to leave any notes for him stating she had changed my calorie intake.

This is why we must always communicate with our doctors. It is ok to ask for advice but any kind of medical related questions should be taken to the doctor. Weight gain and loss can be caused by medications, medical conditions or not eating properly. A doctor can rule out many problems a patient may be having with weight.

MAYS 2012-09-08 21:29:00 -0500 Report

I agree with you 100% concerning communication between a patient and a doctor.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-09-09 17:08:01 -0500 Report

Thanks. I don't understand it. In the time it takes you to ask several people, you could have called your doctors office once. When you ask people who are not physicians or pharmacist questions concerning your health, you are putting yourself at risk if you take that advice.