Weight loss

By celizsta Latest Reply 2014-07-11 17:04:24 -0500
Started 2014-07-11 09:41:12 -0500

My dad has recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he had all the signs: rapid weigh loss, dry mouth, swelling of the feet, constantly hungry, etc. Now that he has been diagnosed we are thankful because he can start getting healthier. His main concern is how to regain the weigh that he lost.
If anyone out there has had a similar
problem I would love to hear your story.

Thank you for listening.

3 replies

celizsta 2014-07-11 10:17:26 -0500 Report

His is in the process of getting all of those things worked out, he just got diagnosed three days ago so it's all so new. He originally weighed around 160ish and he is down to probably 140 he is almost 6ft, he never was a large man but he had meat on his bones. He is really tiny now and it's making him uncomfortable physically and emotionally.

Glucerna 2014-07-11 17:04:24 -0500 Report

It's great that you're helping your dad figure out how to manage the new diagnosis of diabetes. As Joyce recommended, a visit with a registered dietitian will help him learn how to plan healthy meals to both manage blood sugar levels as well as be at a healthy weight. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-11 10:03:10 -0500 Report

What did he previously weigh? How much weight did he lose? How tall is he? Does his doctor want him to regain the weight? Has he seen a registered dietitian to help him with a meal plan? Health wise does the loss of weight make him feel better physically? All of these questions have to be answered first before he starts gaining weight.

Diabetics need to maintain their blood sugar and your weight factors in on the control and management of diabetes. If he starts packing on the pounds and the doctor wants him to keep the extra pounds off he will then have to work to lose the weight. He really needs to have that discussion with his doctor.

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