By lovely48 Latest Reply 2014-08-09 17:16:23 -0500
Started 2014-08-08 05:49:17 -0500

Dr. started me on insulinwatching what i eat, been working out and watching what i eat but keep gaining weight. the two insulins i take are humalog and lantus. She also suggested weight reduction surgery. any

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Type1Lou 2014-08-09 17:16:23 -0500 Report

Do you know how many carbohydrates you are eating each day? That would be a good place to start. Once you know how many, you can begin to cut back on the carbs you eat and you should see a corresponding decrease in blood sugar readings and weight. No one can tell you what the right amount is for you…it's very individual. I find by eating no more than 120 grams of carb per day, I am able to maintain a reasonable weight and keep my A1c's in the 6's. The insulin you are now taking is enabling your body to properly convert the food you are eating to energy when you need it or to fat if you are eating more than what your body requires to function.

jayabee52 2014-08-08 15:39:33 -0500 Report

Howdy Lovely
Generally speaking gaining weight when on insulins means that your glucose levels are too high in your bloodstream. That would indicate that you may be eating too many carbs. Lynn's suggestion to see a RD or CDE is an excellent one.

I have a bias against weight reduction surgery as I have seen it succeed initially but eventually she couldn't stay with her eating limitations, and she is now nearly as large and heavy as Shelly was before the surgery. And once that surgery is complete, there is no undoing it. Kinda like Humpty Dumpty: "All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Shelly together again."

I'd stay away from the weight loss surgery.


Glucerna 2014-08-08 12:17:41 -0500 Report

Have you met recently with a registered dietitian or diabetes educator? They can help you figure out a good plan to lose weight, building on the changes you've already put into place. ~Lynn @Glucerna