STOMACH GAIN

jassyie_jaie
By jassyie_jaie Latest Reply 2008-07-25 00:02:43 -0500
Started 2008-07-02 02:54:22 -0500

IM 16 YRS OLD AND HAVE A FULL LIFE AHEAD OF ME IM STATRING TO GET A LITTLE MUFFIN TOP THAT IS VERY HARD TO LOOSE IT. IVE THOUGHT ABOUT TAKING DIET PILLS; ME HAVING DIABETES ,WOULD THAT BE HARMFUL TO ME,OR NOT?

Tags: weight loss

8 replies

DonnaAnn
DonnaAnn 2008-07-25 00:02:43 -0500 Report

being so young, my advice is to get more active. Join some sports clubs in school, that will help you burn calories. If you can join on a team, they will have you go thru some strenght moves and strething. Plus you will be working out with other people and more likely to keep it up. Check with your local school or town hall and see what there is for recreation programs during the summer - - soft ball, basket ball, etc.
try to figure out what you take in for calories a day. Say you take in 2100 cals a day,now figure out what you need to burn off a day to loose weight.
Call your doctor and see if your doctor can get you in touch with a dietician who may be able to help you with this. Always seek the advice of a doctor first. Also, remember that you have to keep a good eye on your levels before and after working out!
Everything you do within a day counts as burning calories. Make sure you stay within your limits.
try to stay away from drugs.

Punkie200
Punkie200 2008-07-12 05:04:25 -0500 Report

Try Weight Watchers. It is easier to follow. As the others suggest, definitely talk to your doctor first. Maybe you could get a Wii and Wii Fit. That is what I just started doing. I can do it any time of the day in the comfort of my home. Good Luck. I was diagnosed 31 years ago at age nineteen. You can do it and definitely live a lot longer and do the activites with your friends. I wish you the best.

DiabetesDiva
DiabetesDiva 2008-07-07 04:59:54 -0500 Report

I agree, work with your doctor,nutritionist and educator. I have battled my weight since I was 12. I took Phen-Phen when it first came out and developed a heart murmur. Diet and exercise are the best. I found the bloating of my stomach went away after I started eating healthy. Good luck, you have a long life ahead of you.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-07-02 05:56:09 -0500 Report

jassyie_jaie,
Are you using an insulin pump? Or are you injecting insulin?

Either way, you should be aware that if you inject or place your infusion set always in the same places, you will develop fatty deposits where you do it all the time.

That's why it's so important to rotate where you take your insulin.

It also can be tough to manage your weight as a diabetic because often you have to eat (to treat a low blood sugar) or you feel like you need to eat at regular times to help keep your blood sugars steady. You can get out of touch with your body, meaning that instead of eating because you're hungry, you're eating for other reasons.

In any case, the best thing to do is discuss your concerns with your doctor and your nutritionist/dietician (which hopefully you are able to do at regular check ups). If not, talk to your parents about finding a nutritionist that you could talk to. Your health insurance should help pay for it and that would be the best thing to do to get started.

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-07-02 03:33:41 -0500 Report

I am sorry to hear that you are so young and just starting this journey. I would consult your dietician before I made any attempts to lose weight. He/She can put you on a diet that is regulated around your needs. Please, feel free to write me if you just need someone to talk to. Leigh

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