Ok here goes...I lost sixty pounds and kept it off for two years prior to becoming a diabetic. Now I fluxuate on my weight. I want to lost weight and have a good plan before but tis not working nor are my doctors in my team helping me any way. What can I do?

Amy Campbell


First, congratulations on your weight loss…and for keeping it off for two years! That’s a major accomplishment. While frustrating, it may help to realize that it’s normal for one’s weight to fluctuate over time. But since your goal is to lose weight in a healthful way, my suggestion is to ask your doctor to refer you to a dietitian. A dietitian can help you develop an eating plan that is tailored to the way you eat, that will help you achieve your weight goal, and also help you manage your diabetes at the same time. Also, keep in mind that doing regular physical activity should be a part of your plan. Being physically active most days of the week is especially important to make sure that the weight you lose stays off. Your doctor may have a dietitian that he or she regularly refers to. Otherwise, your local hospital or medical center likely has an outpatient nutrition department with a dietitian with whom you could work. You can also locate a dietitian in your area by visiting the American Dietetic Association’s website at www.eatright.org

December 18, 2011 at 9:26 am