nina08

Q:

What can I do to lose weight? I've been a type 2 diabetic for over 20 years. I have gastroperisis with a gastro pacer. It's very hard to lose weight. I'm inulin dependent with lantus and humolog.

Amy Campbell

A:

Losing weight can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. You do need guidance and support, however. I suggest that you work with a dietitian who is experienced in diabetes management. He or she can take into consideration your gastroparesis, as well as any other health issues that you may have, and help you develop a weight loss plan that is realistic. Most likely your health plan will cover sessions with a dietitian, but you may need a referral from your physician. Ask your physician if he or she knows of any diabetes-focused dietitians in your community, or you can contact your local hospital. You can also find a dietitian in your area by visiting www.eatright.org (click on “Find a Registered Dietitian” on the top right of the site).

March 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm

3 replies

joannct1
joannct1 2014-03-30 05:03:29 -0500 Report

I HAVE BATTLED WITH UP AND DOWN WEIGHT LOSS PLUS HYPOTHYROIDISM , HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, I TAKE PAIN MEDS, MUSCLE RELAXERS. VIT D3. B-12 SHOT A MONTH, ANXIETY MED. PLUS I AM ON NOVOLOG IN MY INSULIN PUMP, I NEED BACK SURGERY, KNEES SURGERY , NOT TO GOOD IN LOSING WEIGHT DEPT. IT IS BAD BECAUSE I AM 5"2 AND 268 POUNDS.

Edie
Edie 2013-04-21 10:28:51 -0500 Report

You could also ask your Dr. if Victoza would work for you. I was on Lantus and Humalog back in 2003-2010 and found out that it caused me to retain fluids and the extra weight I was trying to lose when I finally got mad at the Drs I was seeing. Back in 2003 I had a major Surgery and was put on Insulin with out them even asking me if I wanted to go there. I was so mad when they told me that I would be on it the rest of my life that I decided why follow the Diabetic Diet as I could not lose the weight I put on while in the Hosp. Then in 2010 on Dec 3rd I ran out of both and told my Dr then that I was not filling them till I lost the weight I wanted to lose and Went back on my Diabetic Diet 1800 calories and started to lose weight not fast but I did lose almost 5 poounds that first month as my oldest Daughter took me to Disney World with her and the kids for Christmas that year most of that 5 pounds was lost there so hot I was sweating all the time and walking all over the different theme parks that week came home with more determineation than I had had in years to get down to 150 pounds I was 268 pounds when I started on this trip and am now at 196.2 pounds. Walking 1-2 miles a day and feeling alot better about myself knowing I am doing everything my Dr wants me to and am now fighting down the numbers again as I was off meds for 6 Months when we couldn't afford them from Oct to March I had hit the doughnut hole for the first time and then with the Deductable it took 2 Months of the grandkids Christmas Club account savings to get that deductable for the first Months Scrip. They added it to the Victoza which made it $125 instead of the $45 I had for it so I got groceries instead. Should have added that to the Christmas Club account would have had it by Feb. Hopefully this helps you, my Dr has me coming back less than a Month later to see how the numbers are coming.