Problems with being underweight

By jaydoubleyou23 Latest Reply 2014-01-09 09:06:29 -0600
Started 2014-01-07 22:22:53 -0600

So I've been really sick for the past two weeks. My blood sugars have had really random spikes into the high 200's and 300's due to my cold and my ear infection, but I haven't had ketones at all. But when I went to the doctor, I found out I only weigh 87 pounds! I'm about a half inch under five feet tall, and my usual weight is 95. But I can't seem to gain my weight back! My meals haven't changed at all, I eat three regular sized meals a day plus snacks in between so it doesn't make sense as to why it happened in the first place. Does anyone else have problems like this ? Could it be from my high numbers ?

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GabbyPA 2014-01-08 10:09:52 -0600 Report

Weight loss can be a symptom of high glucose as your body works to get it out of your system. Since you have been sick for two weeks, that might be the problem. What did your doctor suggest when you saw him?

jaydoubleyou23 2014-01-08 20:02:17 -0600 Report

He didn't say anything about it which I thought was weird!

GabbyPA 2014-01-09 09:06:29 -0600 Report

You may want to ask him some questions. Being sick can cause weight loss, but so can other things. If it continues, I would definitely talk to him in more detail about it.

Here is why I say this. My dad's doctor told him he had the flu. My mom kept saying he's not eating but gaining weight. She kept insisting that he look more into it. He was a type 2. It took my mom's persistence to get him to look more. The doctors sometimes get lazy or don't listen to us who know our bodies. In my dad's case, it ended up being cancer. I don't say that to say that is what I think you have....but I just say it to let people realize they need to push a little if they feel the doctor is not listening to their concerns.

denipink57 2014-01-08 04:18:48 -0600 Report

i suggest you inquire at your health food store for a protein powder type drink. they have specific formulas for gaining weight. also, those boost and ensure meal replacements really pack on the calories. they are supposed to be very nutritious so perhaps you could try one before going to bed just to add to your caloric intake for the day. just suggestions based on my experience. i hope you can resolve this issue soon. Denise

haoleboy 2014-01-08 00:33:09 -0600 Report

at 6-foot 160 lbs. I do have the dilemma on how to keep from losing more weight and still keep control of my BGL. High calorie, low carb foods … eating more meat is always the answer I get but I'm vegetarian … so that's tough. Yes, high BGL can cause weight loss

jayabee52 2014-01-07 23:31:02 -0600 Report

Howdy JW
It seems like your supposition about the high BG numbers being the cause is a good one.

I have had to watch my meal plan as I had lost about 65 lbs and for a while I seemed to be getting too thin. (Currently 5' 6" and somewhere between 166 and 170 lbs) I didn't want to get TOO thin and not have a little reserve if I got sick. I currently am on dialysis treatments so I have to watch my weight. When I thought I was getting too thin (my cheeks looked hollow - and my mom was concerned) I started eating things with more fat on them. It seemed to bring my weight up that little bit.

I believe I now have a healthier look to me and have a little extra with which to fight whatever sickness may come my way.

You may wish to increase your food intake temporarily to build your weight up. I don't know what to make of your statement about ketones. When I lost all that weight I had a lot of ketones happening for me.

I pray you get some answers and solutions.


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