Yes, I Want To Gain Weight!
Anytime an article on weight management with diabetes comes across my Facebook or email feed, its always about how to lose weight. And thats just terrific but for me, I have the exact opposite problem. When I was hit with 1.5 a few years back, I was 190lbs - working out and running 5 miles 3x a week. I was 48 at the time. The diabetes came on really fast and really strong and within 2 months had burned off 35 lbs, leaving me feeling like a mere shell of myself. Being 5ft 7 and155 lbs I felt like a stick person. I struggled for over 6 months getting my sugars back to normal and it was only when my endo started me on insulin did I gain any weight back. Three years later I am up to a somewhat respectable 162 lbs with glucose numbers averaging around 120 bg. I still run but only once a week - more often I walk instead. I also eat like a teenager as there seem to be no satisfying my persistent raging hunger. I am eating more than I ever have and being a man of 51, Im thinking I should be a cow by now. My daily goal is to get at least 100 gms of protein and no more than 60 gm of carbs which I must maintain or I start to lose weight. Along with the standard 3 eggs in the morn/1/4 lb lunc Continue reading >>