I am losing weight continuously. What should I do ? My blood sugar levels range from 120 (fasting) to 260 (p.p.). I take my medicine regularly (glimstar 2 mg), but
How often are your blood glucose levels running above 200? Constant high glucose readings can be at least partially responsible for your weight loss and can make it difficult to gain weight. Focus on getting your post-meal glucose levels down under 180 two hours after a meal. This may require an increase and/or a change in your diabetes medicine. Have a visit with your primary care provider to discuss your weight. It’s important to rule out possible medical reasons for your weight loss, which could include hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), celiac disease, peptic ulcer, stress or depression. Then, consider meeting with a dietitian to review your eating habits and your food choices. He or she can help you add calories to your meal plan without causing your blood glucose levels to go too high. Your doctor can give you a referral to a dietitian. In the meantime, think about ways to increase your calorie intake. Adding healthy fats (oils, nuts, seeds, avocado) and lean protein foods (poultry, lean meat, fish, lower-fat cheese, eggs) are good ways to add calories without also adding carbohydrate. Make sure you’re not skipping meals, and see if you can fit a few snacks in during the day, such as midmorning, midafternoon and evening.