Doctor Not Happy With Me: Weight Loss

By pontufex Latest Reply 2012-10-14 01:19:22 -0500
Started 2012-10-11 18:49:07 -0500

But she not upset either.

Today I had a follow up appointment with my doctor concerning my T2 and to schedule my first A1C since I was diagnosed. She loved my numbers, saying she wished all her diabetic patients took the disease as seriously as I do, but then the proverbial hammer fell. She said that she was pleased at my weight loss, but I need to slow down or risk further damaging my heart. As of today I've lost a grand total of 60lbs since my T2 diagnosis on Sept. 1st of this year. So, I'm in a bit of a catch 22, continue to lose at my current pace, which I know I could very easily do with the diet and exercise regime I'm on and further trash my heart, or slow down by altering my diet and changing my workout routine and risk my blood glucose going haywire and potentially having to go on meds to control it. So much fun I can barely contain myself (we really need a sarcasm font :-) )

4 replies

annesmith 2012-10-14 01:19:22 -0500 Report

Is it possible you could lose the rest of the weight slower, then your heart will be okay? Maybe I read what you said wrong, not sure if I did or not. I take it your doctor meant don't lose the rest of the weight too fast, or your heart will be overworked. ANNE

IronOre 2012-10-13 02:27:18 -0500 Report

Where's the Catch 22?
Your doctor said that you should slow down the weight loss, or risk heart damage.
You implied that you want to lose more weight (but you didn't specify how much you currently weigh), and then you say that " risk my blood glucose going haywire and potentially having to go on meds to control it" . . . Why are you assuming that it will go haywire ??? Ok, you need meds, But going on meds is worse than risking your heart ???
I guess it's time to contain yourself and don't risk that heart of yours. The diabetes can be controlled.

locarbarbie 2012-10-12 09:58:25 -0500 Report

Damned if you do and damned if you don't! But, wow!, what it that? about 5-6 weeks time? How much more do you need to lose? Generally, the body is able to lose more initially in the beginning and then the weight loss normally slows down. I would think that losing the needed weight would put less strain on the heart, but I guess your Dr knows best.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-10-11 19:25:00 -0500 Report

Pontuflex I had the same problem. My diagnosis was in the month of August, I lost 25lbs in six weeks and went to see the dietitian. The woman changed my diet without reading my chart. She said I was not eating enough and raised my 1200 calorie diet to 2000. I gained back the weight and the doctor was furious. I went back to my diet plan and lowered it to 1000 calories per day. I lost 70lbs by December and my doctor said I had to slow down. Drastic weight loss is not good for the body or the heart. It has to have time to adjust to the weight lost and to adjust to less calories. My doctor gave me a free day to eat whatever I wanted. That was hard to adjust to at first because I had given up so much. So on my free day which is Sunday, or on a holiday, I ate what I wanted based on my numbers.
I am still losing weight but I am going a bit slower and if I gain a pound or two I don't worry about it. I would slow down, this isn't a race. Give your body and heart time to adjust.