Type one how to gain weight

steveo buck
By steveo buck Latest Reply 2012-12-13 17:45:13 -0600
Started 2012-12-11 20:50:37 -0600

Need help can't put no weight back on

8 replies

steveo buck
steveo buck 2012-12-13 17:33:01 -0600 Report

I'm all that what you just said my doc has never told me my a1c last time I had blood test was last year that's all I do is drink loads and wee loads but I still eat a lot

Type1Lou 2012-12-13 17:45:13 -0600 Report

Run to a doctor!…or change to a more receptive doctor, please, for your own well-being! Based on what you are saying, your diabetes is uncontrolled and you need adjustments in how much insulin you take. Your insulin also needs to be matched up with how much food and the kind of food that you eat. This is vital and critical to avoid any of the nasty complications that come with repeatedly high blood sugars. My doctor has an A1c done every 3 months. Don't hesitate to ask for the results. My last one was 6.9 which indicates good control but I'd like to get it even lower. I have been using an insulin pump for 1 year and prior to that was on multiple daily injections of Novolog and Lantus. I follow a lower carb diet (120 grams of carbohydrate per day) and find that works well for me. As a young, active man, you'll probably need more than that.
Welcome to this site. It has a wealth of information and support.

Type1Lou 2012-12-13 17:28:02 -0600 Report

What are your A1c's running? If they are high, you may need more insulin to properly metabolize the food you are eating. With too little insulin we "piss" away the food we eat rather than converting it to energy and our bodies break down our fat and muscle to sustain itself which is why excessive thirst, frequent urination and weight loss are symptoms of untreated diabetes. What has your doctor advised?

liquorish 2012-12-13 11:12:17 -0600 Report

Hello Steveo. There are nutritious drinks that have nutirents and calories in them that would help to put on weight. The trick is to eat more calories then you burn. So if you want muscles, you would probably need weight bearing exercises, and alot of calories. I do not recommend (sp?) junk food. Your body needs nutritious calories. Have you thought about looking up books that body builders have written or ones by personal trainers? Good luck. Liquorish

steveo buck
steveo buck 2012-12-12 05:06:14 -0600 Report

Iv had it for two years coming up three when I first got it I lost about two and half stone iv managed to put a stone back on but that's it I would rather build muscle tho that's what I lost mainly

jayabee52 2012-12-12 11:32:06 -0600 Report

Yes I'd opt for muscle also. I have heard of weight as measured in stone, but don't know the conversion into either KG or lbs.

I take it you live somewhere in the UK because I've only heard of ppl from the UK as measuring body weight in stone.

IronOre 2012-12-11 22:45:20 -0600 Report

How long have you been type 1 ?
Do you work-out ?
You may be out of wack a bit and need an insulin adjustment. As you grow older that happens.