I have been a borderline diabetic since I was 13, I'm 47 now and diabetes went to type 2 since last august 2011 and my doctor put me on glucophage, well it made me sick. I told him that i would just do it with diet, I weighed 162 then and now i weogh 125. I need to gain some weight back, but its so hard. Should i just go get some meds Thank You PAmela

Patty Bonsignore


Weight loss is usually considered a positive step, particularly if you are overweight and have type 2 diabetes. However, weight loss can be a concern if you are losing weight without trying and/or you feel that your attitudes around weight loss are not healthy. If you have lost 10 lbs or more without trying, let your doctor know. Some diseases, such as cancer and hyperthyroidism, can cause weight loss, but so can high blood glucose levels. If you think perhaps your eating has become disordered --for example, either you don’t eat at all or you binge eat and then purge -- then you will want to talk to someone about how to get out of the cycle of unhealthy eating. If, in fact, you just lost weight by exercise and portion control, but now feel you are too thin, it may be time for you to make an appointment to see a dietitian. We don’t usually give people pills to gain weight, but there are types of foods that can help with weight gain, and that’s why seeing a dietitian will likely be of benefit to you.

October 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm