A place for weight gain ???

By Devenaira Latest Reply 2013-02-18 15:32:27 -0600
Started 2013-02-17 09:50:37 -0600

i have been reading through the discussions and I haven't found any topic about trying to GAIN weight. just people needing or wanting to loose weight. I myself am not a diabetic however, my boyfriend is he is a type 1 since birth. he is on humulin 70/30 as well as lantus. his endocrinologist says he is an " uncontrollable diabetic" his humulin is on a sliding scale and his A1C last it was checked was 9.7. He is a tall ( 6'3) med framed man and about 150 wet with a high metabolism . so how do u gain weight while trying to get your A1C down? I'm sure there are others with this issue

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Mz Tara
Mz Tara 2013-02-18 11:26:06 -0600 Report

When I was first diagnosed I had lost 30 lbs in 30 days and was down to 126 lbs!! I was soooo depressed about the weight loss. I did A LOT of research and could find no true way of gaining weight while having diabetes. Eventually, the weight came back and I am now at a healthy 140 lbs (5.7 inches tall). Just be patient and hopefully you will gain the weight.

GabbyPA 2013-02-18 09:41:53 -0600 Report

Unfortunately, weight gain products usually also include a lot of carbs and that is counter productive. It's great that you have been able to help him gain some and maybe he is just destined to be that way. I have a friend who is so thin and struggles to keep weight on and he's not a diabetic, so he can eat what ever he wants and it's still a fight.

There is a book out called "Eat Right 4 Your Type" and maybe there is something in there that might help him out. I have not read the book, but I have heard some great things about it. Maybe someone here has something they can share about it?
Here are the reviews of it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Eat-Right-4-Your-Type/product-reviews/071267716X/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

lorider70 2013-02-17 11:23:05 -0600 Report

I've been a type II since 1989. the last few years I cannot gain a pound and struggle to maintain 146 on a 5'9" medium frame. I would prefer to be around 160; but the Dr. says that's too heavy. Bad part is, a bout with flu, or ??? I can drop 5 pounds in a heartbeat and spend weeks trying to regain it. There has to be a safe way to gain a little; but I've not heard of one.

manapua72 2013-02-17 10:56:44 -0600 Report

I wish I had that issue … I've had friends that were not diabetic that had that issue … They could eat anything and they did … Metabolism was just so HIGH they burned it all up … They did everything possible to gain weight , eating , protein powders , suppliments , weight gaining meal plans from doctors … When u got a metabolism set on HIGH , it's very hard to gain weight …

Devenaira 2013-02-17 11:04:10 -0600 Report

he was about 135 when we started dating now hes about 150. keeping weight on him is a challenge esp when hes a bad type 1 most things that one would do or use to gain weight it not very healthy for him.