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.
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).