Type 1-Losing Weight

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-05-12 20:53:15 -0500
Started 2014-05-12 15:28:38 -0500

I am a 21 year old female recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in December 2013. My doctor was very surprised to hear that the weight I was when I was diagnosed was the heaviest I have ever been (126 lbs at a height of 5'2"). Since my 4 month check up a few weeks ago, I have lost 9 lbs. My doctor was very surprised about this. Two weeks after this doctor appointment, I had another appointment where I lost another pound and a half. My friends keep saying that I am getting very thin, but I am not trying to lose any weight. I do not exercise but I usually limit myself to no more than 120 carbs in a typical day. When I went in for my 4 month check up, my blood glucose levels have actually been too low and have actually cut back on my Lantus insulin twice now (was originally at 15, cut back to 10 now I am at 8 units) and I have gone up to 1:20 carb counting ratio (I was originally doing 1:15 for a ratio). Is there a reason I should be losing that much weight and should I be concerned?

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jayabee52 2014-05-12 16:45:36 -0500 Report

Howdy Anon
Tthere is a school of thought which says "you can never be too rich or too thin."

However I disagree. Getting too thin is definitely a cause for concern for you.

Your Dr seems to be puzzled by this. I am wondering if this Dr is a regular MD or if this Dr is an Endo? If the former you may well need to get your MD to refer you to an Endo. If this Dr is an Endo, perhaps you may need to find the services of a different endo.

Have you been to a CDE or a RD? These experts may have suggestions as to how to stop the loss of weight.

Praying you find a solution soon!

James Baker

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