Like "I've been a type II since 1989. the last few years I cannot gain a pound and struggle to maintain 146 on a 5'9" medium frame. I would prefer to be around 160; but the Dr. says that's too heavy. Bad part is, a bout with flu, or ??? I can drop 5 pounds in a heartbeat and spend weeks trying to regain it. There has to be a safe way to gain a little; but I've not heard of one."