How do I gain weight while being a diabetic; all recipes are to lose weight? In one week I will be having a tp/ait, removing my pancreas, spleen part of my stomach and part of my intestine, then rerouting my whole digestive system. I have SOD, chronic pancreatitis, IBS and other issues. They will transplant islet cells into liver. And if all goes well in 6 months I will be insulin independent. What advice do you have for me? I weigh 88-95 lbs and right now am couch and bed ridden.
I hope your surgery was successful and that you are on the mend! Gaining weight can be a challenge, but it’s certainly possible. You may benefit from eating more frequently during the day, as well as increasing your calories from fat. Nutritional supplements, like shakes, are also helpful when one is trying to gain weight. However, given your health issues, I would strongly encourage you to meet with a dietitian (if you haven’t done so already) to discuss your unique nutritional needs and work together to come up with a plan that will provide you with the nutrition that you need, as well as the calories that you need (and can tolerate) to help you safely gain weight. Your doctor can give you a referral to a dietitian in your community.