I gained 20 Pounds in a week!

By Grace562 Latest Reply 2010-09-11 17:40:44 -0500
Started 2010-09-10 11:06:05 -0500

On August 6th I found out i was 2 months pregnant and at the same time found out that I am Diabetic and my sugar levels were in the high 200's. Immediately I was admitted into the hospital and after 4 days I was released and I was 20 pounds heavier. 2 weeks later I miscarried and returned to the hospital for 2 days and gained another 10 pounds. I have not been able to shake not 1 pound off. My doctors dont seem to be concerned about it but I dont feel well. Any helpful hints or suggestions?

5 replies

Harlen 2010-09-10 12:55:45 -0500 Report

What have they ben giving you for meds?
Met gave me back all that I haqd lost and was unable to drop any
when I was taken off it I was able to start dropping lbs again
Best wishes

Grace562 2010-09-10 13:39:04 -0500 Report

Well when I was in the hospital I was on Insulin and after the miscarriage they put me on metformin. I want to stop taking the meds and find something herbal or more natural but dont know how that would affect me.

Crashnot 2010-09-10 11:27:53 -0500 Report

What are your sugar levels running at? And have you been counting your carbs? A high carbohydrate intake would usually result in weight gain, especially if you are keeping your blood sugar in line. Are you dealing alright with the miscarriage? And were you diagnosed as a type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetic?

Grace562 2010-09-10 11:52:27 -0500 Report

My sugar levels right now are pretty stable - I dont go to high - so far the highest I have had was 175. I am learning how to count my carbs but the weight gain - I think - had something to do with the IV. At least thats what I am hoping but so much in 4 days scares me. The miscarriage was pretty hard to deal with, the more time passes the easier it gets. But I am a Type 2 Diabetic but just feel helpless at times because the more I stay regular with my sugar the more weight I am gaining. Mind you, this 30 pounds gained was all in 2 weeks!

Crashnot 2010-09-11 17:40:44 -0500 Report

Good for you on getting on with things. That's something that will always be a part of you, but it will get easier in time.

I'm not sure how anyone could gain 30 pounds so quickly, I can't imagine it's from what you're eating!!! It sounds like some kind of a hormonal reaction to something. Either the medication, the pregnancy, or who knows.

My type 2 husband and my type 1 diabetes have both done very well with the alternative advice in the book "Reversing Diabetes" by Dr. Julian Whittaker. They sell it both here and on Amazon. My husband has done pretty well taking the vitamin's suggested, and we see a huge difference in his sugar's after meals when he takes the one supplement or when he does not. Each person responds differently, so you have to try each of them and in combinations, then see if your blood tests are in line after the meal. It's not a cure, but it's better than prescriptions. His diet guidelines will also be helpful for you in figuring out how to lose that mystery weight!


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