Bell1020

Q:

I need help. I can't lose any weight, in fact I've gained 20+ pounds since March. I have type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease stage 3, HTN, and foot neuropathy. I am obese. I've tried cutting back quantities, calories, all salty products, but my BS is still going up. I've had to adjust my insulin intake to double (20 units) in order to bring it down. I usually eat 1200 calories daily, exceptions when we go out on special occasions. I'm disabled with back/hip replacements, so exercise is hard.

Amy Campbell

A:

You certainly are dealing with a lot of issues. My advice is to consider the following: meet with a dietitian who has experience with diabetes and kidney disease for guidance on meal planning and weight loss. You might also look into diabetes or weight management programs in your community and find out if they are qualified to help people with kidney disease. I’d also suggest talking with your physician about getting a referral to a physical therapist or an exercise physiologist to learn how to safely exercise with your back problems and hip replacements. There should be exercises that you can do, and being active is crucial for reaching and staying at a healthy weight.

April 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm

3 replies

Anonymous
Anonymous 2013-06-03 22:57:14 -0500 Report

Boy I sure know what your going thru, although I am not having any problems with my kidneys I do have the neuropathy in my feet. I can not spend along period of time on my feet or I will be in extreme pain so my niece gave me a stationary bike so I could get more exercise. It is starting to help I can only do about 10 min. at a time, it sits in my living room and I was doing some vacuuming I need to scoot it over and I grab the handle bars (which move back and forth when you peddle) and realized that I can stand in front of the bike and comfortable use just the handle bars for a period of about 15min. before I can't continue. The good thing about this I have been doing this 3 to 4 times a day, my blood sugars are starting to drop and stay down but the best thing is went in for check back and when I weighed in I had lost 6lbs. yipee. The next week had to return for some results and when I weighed in I had lost another 3lbs. So just doing that simple little thing has helped me alot hope you will be able to get some ideas like that. Good Luck

Anonymous
Anonymous 2013-06-01 19:28:34 -0500 Report

I know how you feel, so frustrating to diet and diet and not loose weight! But don't give up. Try, try again!