Too much weight loss

By champers1 Latest Reply 2010-02-17 20:20:58 -0600
Started 2010-02-17 14:42:03 -0600

I have been diagnosed with Type 2, it will be 2 years this month. I did weight watchers for 1 year and since then have lost almost 100 lbs in 3 years. However, since my diagnosis, I continue to drop weight. I eat well, but I feel may I eat too many carbs. Please I need educated. I have no insurance at this point. Does anyone have infor for freebee cookbooks or any other resources if diet related. Thank you so much.

6 replies

JulieC 2010-02-17 19:37:17 -0600 Report

My ex-husband and my close friend…both lost gobs of weight…everyone told them how great they looked…BUT they lost the weight because their blood sugars were out of contol. Way up in the 300-500s.That will cause you to loose alot of weight…you think its good but its not, you are actually very sick. When my x-husband got his sugar under contol again…he gained all his weight back. My friend continues to loose weight and shes all happy…but she is very sick and seems to not care…I tell her all the time…but she wont listen to me.

JulieC 2010-02-17 19:42:31 -0600 Report

I was told…to eat 15-45 carbs per meal and 15 carbs for snacks. I now eat less than that. 1 seving of carbs is 15 grams. So you have to read every label to see what the carb content is. Example 1 slice of reg bread is 15 carbs. 1 small apple is 15 carbs. they add up very fast and that is what raises your sugar…is carbs, noodles, bread, rice, ice cream..most everything has carbs, you have to read and count with everything you eat.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-17 16:16:11 -0600 Report

I'm still new to this and need education. I was told by a diabetic friend that this disease causes major weight loss. Can someone tell me why since fighting being overweight is such a problem for us? Confused and still learning …that's me!

Yolanda S.
Yolanda S. 2010-02-17 20:20:58 -0600 Report

When your sugars are very high you they produce acetone and that eats up your fat, that being the short explanation it also does damage to all of your internal organs. Not the silver lining to the cloud!! Beware.

spiritwalker 2010-02-17 16:09:14 -0600 Report

You might want to check your local library. There is the Web site . com It offers advice, recipes and you can send
questions directly to Drs. or RD's. Depending on the type of diabetic food plan you use there are various sites to check.