How To Gain Weight For Diabetics Type 2

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Type 2 Diabetes: 8 Steps To Weight-loss Success

Losing weight is at the top of many people's to-do lists. But for those with type 2 diabetes, weight control is especially important. “Carrying excess body fat increases the body's resistence to insulin, making blood glucose management more challenging,” says Sue McLaughlin, RD, CDE, past 2009 national president of health care and education for the American Diabetes Association. "According to the World Health Organization, 90 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese." In fact, research indicates that the longer someone has a high body mass index or BMI (a common measure of being overweight or obese), the greater their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It’s no secret that losing weight — and keeping it off — isn’t easy. But it is possible, and the benefits for those with diabetes are great. So how do you get started? Experts say the right way to lose weight is to incorporate a healthful diet into your overall diabetes management plan. Diabetes Diet Control: Steps to Success Here's how to get started on the path to weight-loss success: Get physical. Exercise can help keep off the weight. “Research shows that people who increase physical activity Continue reading >>

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  1. uttam

    how to gain weight ..type 2

    Hi everybody..
    Here in forum i saw everybody decreasing their weight but I want to gain weight 5 to 6 kgs but since i was dx type 2, 3 months ago i am fixed on 51 kgs. my dietitian says i am under weight and have to gain 5 to 6 kgs. she gave me 2200 kcal meal plan but still i am fixed on 51 kg. my friends make fun of me as i am too thin.
    when i talked to my doc regarding weight gain she suggested me to go on insulin but i really don't wanna go for it as my last a1c is 6.3 ( checked last week)
    does any of medicines i am taking disturbs to gain weight ?
    Thanks in advance
    29 years old male..
    dx type 2 in nov 2011..
    Metformin 500mg twice a day
    Gliclazide 80 mg twice a day
    Acarbose 25 mg twice a day
    Multi vit twice a day
    Pregabalin 75 mg at bed time
    diet=low carb high protein
    exercise= 1 hour walk daily
    last a1c = 6.3

  2. Shanny

    Your low-carb/high-protein diet may be sabotaging your weight gain . . . would be much better if you used low-carb/high-FAT instead. The more natural fats you can use, the better will be your diabetes AND your weight gain - fats are very dense in calories.

  3. jwags

    A couple of thoughts here. Have you been tested for LADA? If not ask your doctor for a GAD 65 Antibody test. Many times people are dx'd as type 2's when they really are 1.5's. Higher bgs will usually contribute to weight loss , sometimes. As far as regaining weight, if your bgs are in a good range then you need to increase food intake and possible decrease exercise a little. Since you are watching carbs I would suggest increasing fat and protein. Swap your protein to mostly beef. I would up the calories up a little more. I am in more or less of a maintenance diet and eat around 2000-2200 calories most days.

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