Leo Richardson


Why am I losing so much weight?

Amy Campbell


It’s a little hard to answer this question without having more information. For example, were you trying to lose weight – but then continued to lose it once you reached your goal? Is your weight loss a recent occurrence? Is your weight loss accompanied by any particular symptoms, such as high blood glucose, fatigue or fever? Have you increased your level of physical activity so that you might be burning more calories than you’re consuming? Have you made changes to your food choices or to how much food you eat ? I suggest that you make an appointment with your physician to discuss possible causes of your weight loss. He or she may recommend a change in your diabetes treatment plan, and/or may suggest that you meet with a dietitian to adjust your eating plan.

2 replies

lorider70 2014-01-23 12:45:11 -0600 Report

Dr's don't weem to concern themselves with unwanted weight loss. I went from 216 when diagnosed a type II in 1989; to 136 currently and have been in control of my numbers from day one. I am on glimeperide, lisinopril, metoprolol, and tramadol. Along with the weight loss came a steady loss of strength which they also do not seem concerned about. I am 70 yrs old, 5'9" tall. Really getting fed up with never getting answers to my concerns. Might be better to go back to the "old ways" and let the chips fall where they may. Felt better when I was undiagnosed than I ever have since.

Cathy Simpson
Cathy Simpson 2013-06-06 17:40:28 -0500 Report

I have the same problem.. When I was diagnosed 2 years ago my weight got down to 89 and bs was over 1100. But now anytime it goes up I lose a few pounds. I'm now 102 but its hard to keep up. I have type 1 and take levimir and novolog