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Hello! My Tribe, Why Am I Not Losing Weight? Do you have this question then today will tell you about some common Weight Loss Mistakes If youve been trying to lose weight, youve probably started to eat less, exercise more, choose diet foods, avoid fat, or cut down calories. Maybe youve done all this and youre still not achieved your weight loss goal. Or youve had short-term results, but the weight keeps coming back and you feel stuck. To be able to lose the weight for good, its important to understand that both your dietary as well as lifestyle habits can really hinder your success, sometimes on a very subtle level. So, today Im going to tell you about ten common mistakes that are slowing down your weight loss progress. Your expectations are unrealistic Although we all know too well that losing weight takes a lot of time, every time we begin a diet we want to see the results almost immediately. Most people think that only after a week of dieting their body shape will noticeably change. Well, no such thing will happen, because of course, the weight that you have gained over months or years wont shed off in a week or a month. You are losing weight without realizing it Its very common

Losing Weight As A Diabetic

The need to lose weight seems to be a common theme. Doctors tell patients to lose weight. Magazine articles urge readers to shed pounds. Your friends may tell you that ‘their brother’s condition really improved when he lost weight’. But, what does losing weight as a diabetic really mean? Let’s look at the real reasons for losing weight if you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes. When you are overweight it is much more difficult to manage your blood glucose levels. The fact is, when you are overweight, it is almost impossible to keep your blood sugar under control. Weight Issues with Type 1 Diabetes Weight affects diabetics with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. However, weight issues differ for each diagnosis. In type 1 diabetes losing weight is often not the issue. If type 1 diabetes is not treated, people with this condition can begin to lose weight. Their body stops making insulin, a hormone the body needs to process glucose. A type 1 diabetic does not utilize glucose properly. The glucose from the foods a type 1 diabetic eats, (their main source of fuel) are washed out of the body along with their urine. Type 1 diabetics who are overweight can also experience problems. T Continue reading >>

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    My little poodle has been diabetic for 4 years. His glucose levels are good. I have had every imaginable test run on him to find out why he can’t gain weight. Everything checks out perfectly except one time his electrolytes were off. I now put an electrolyte powder in his water. He was 10 lbs when diagnosed and is now 6 pounds. Every bone in his body sticks out. I take him to a Traditional Chinese Medicine vet, an acupunture specialist, and his regular vet. He is on Vetsulin and thyroid. I give him Caniotic probiotics, coconut oil and digestive enzymes. I have gone raw, dehydrated, bought recipes at Balance It, bought recipes from a California company that makes food based on their vet’s advice, tried Sojo’s and other “add meat” foods, dry food, canned food, etc. I have tried everything. High fat foods make him throw up. It is breaking my heart that we are heading back into winter and he’s skin and bones. Yes, he stays inside and wears shirts or sweaters all year, but he is way too skinny.

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    Hi Kellye P,
    I am so sorry to hear about your little guy.
    When you say his glucose levels are good can you tell me how often he is tested and what his numbers are please? Has he had a Hemoglobin A1c Test or a Fructosamine test, both of which will show your dog’s average blood sugar over a couple of weeks or months? High blood sugars could interfere with glucose metabolism and cause weight loss.
    He is also on thyroid meds and a high thyroid level could also cause weight loss. Does he take thyroid medicine once or twice a day? He should be taking his meds twice a day not once. His thyroxine (T4) levels should be tested about 4 hours after giving him his thyroid medicine and should be high normal to about 25% over normal.
    Does he just stop eating after he eats a certain amount of food? Would it be possible for you to feed him 25% more than you are feeding him now?
    Please let me know these things so we can all try to figure out how to help your little guy gain some weight.

  3. Kellye P

    Thanks for the response. He gets the Fructosamine test every six months. He is always in the proper range. He is due to get tested again in October so I will have new numbers, but nothing has changed. He does not drink a lot of water or have any other symptoms of high glucose.
    Last year I had the complete thyroid panel done – every single test. I thought maybe he was too high. He takes .1 mg of thyroxine twice a day. I was hoping that was the problem but all the tests came back normal. My vet is very particular with the timing so I’m sure she had me in the office 4 hours after he took his pill.
    He is so tiny and cannot eat much at one time. I feed him exactly twelve hours apart but give him a little bit of food around noon and he gets a small snack at night. If he eats more than his usual amount, he throws up. His tiny stomach can’t hold more than half a cup.
    I exercise him 30 minutes a day. He’s blind but can fetch in the house and will trot behind me on our very long driveway. The TCM vet does chiropractic adjustments and says his muscles are in pretty good shape. We walk uphill and he goes up our stairs.
    A specialist in this area also treats him and consults with my vet. He suggested that we stop insulin for three days to reset him and then start up again. During the days he was not getting insulin, his glucose levels were right around 250. However, his urine test showed ketones. The specialist said that did not make sense. My vet said she probably would have taken him off insulin if he stayed at 250 without it. The ketones messed up that plan, though. Nobody has any explanation as to why he had ketones. I think that is the key to the weight problem but I have no idea what it means.
    I have taken him to a vet school and many other specialists. He is a medical mystery. The good news is that he is quite content and if he knew how much time I spent trying to figure out why he won’t gain weight, he’d probably think I was crazy!

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What is DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS? What does DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS mean? DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS meaning - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS definition - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Uu... Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus. Signs and symptoms may include vomiting, abdominal pain, deep gasping breathing, increased urination, weakness, confusion, and occasionally loss of consciousness. A person's breath may develop a specific smell. Onset of symptoms is usually rapid. In some cases people may not realize they previously had diabetes. DKA happens most often in those with type 1 diabetes, but can also occur in those with other types of diabetes under certain circumstances. Triggers may include infection, not taking insulin correctly, stroke, and certain medications such as steroids. DKA results from a shortage of insulin; in response the body switches to burning fatty acids which produces acidic ketone bodies. DKA is typically diagnosed when testing finds high b

Hematuria As A Presenting Symptom In New Onset Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Abstract: Background: Pediatric patients with new onset diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) generally present with nausea and vomiting with/ without a preceding history of polyuria, polydipsia, and weight loss (1). Hematuria is an unusual presenting symptom in new onset diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Clinical Case: An 11 year old previously healthy Caucasian male presented to the hospital for evaluation of painless gross hematuria lasting for 1 day. He had 2-3 days of rhinorrhea and diffuse abdominal pain. There was no history of fever, dysuria or trauma. He had 6-8 kgs. weight loss and worsening fatigue in the past 2 months. His physical examination revealed normal vital parameters, generalized abdominal tenderness with no localized mass and normal external genitalia. His urinalysis revealed gross hematuria (>150 RBCs/hpf), proteinuria (100 mg/dl), glycosuria (500 mg/dl) and ketonuria (80 mg/dl). He had micro albuminuria: 108 mg/g Cr (normal < 25 mg/g Cr) with elevated urine protein/creatinine ratio: 11.4 mg/mg (normal: < 0.16 mg/mg) and elevated urine calcium/creatinine ratio: 2.6 mg/mg (normal :< 0.14 mg/mg). His urine culture was negative, renal ultrasound was normal and his renal functi Continue reading >>

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    DKA for weight loss?

    ok, here's my confession. i have gained about 20lbs in the last 8 years and it's all FAT. i hate it and i'm obsessed with getting rid of it. my doc said the better controlled i am, the more weight i'll gain. also, there's the lovely fact that insulin makes fat! i'm exercising, just can't do enough to agressively attack the problem (two young kids must come first). here's my temptation: just a few days, maybe a week of "managed" DKA to burn the fat. any thoughts? has anyone tried this? any lessons to share? am i the only person to think of this?? i'm too embarassed to ask my doc about it. i KNOW what the skinny non-diabetic would say.

  2. soso

    uhhh... ypu DO have 2 kids that come first, right?
    DKA=bad, danger possibly orphaned kids..... don't play with the bull, you will get it's horns up your arse....
    Or are you alking about a mild state of ketosis brought about by very low carbs for a while?
    check out Dr Richard Bernstein and please...don't play silly buggers with your own and your families lives......
    btw
    welcome to DD!
    support can help a lot with these battles

  3. birdshaw

    Dr Richard Bernstein ?? who is this and where can i find him?

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Researchers at the Vail-based Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute have been trying to find a way to slow down the way our bodies age and speed up the way they heal, and they just might be getting close to a breakthrough. Huard and his team are one day hoping to use stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to basically stave off age-related diseases and cut the recovery time from injuries down by half. I dont think we can reverse aging, but I think we can age better and recover from injury better, Marc Philippon, managing partner of the Steadman Clinic and co-chairman of the research institute, said. As a surgeon my biggest challenge is, if I cut on you theres always that healing phase. We want to recover faster. But the most important thing is prevention of injury. If your cells are aging better, youll have less injury. http://www.menshealth.com/health/scie... http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com

Amphetamine-like Analogues In Diabetes: Speeding Towards Ketogenesis

Case Reports in Endocrinology Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 917869, 4 pages Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 601 Elmwood Avenue, P.O. Box 693, Rochester, NY 14642, USA Academic Editor: Toshihiro Kita Copyright © 2015 Natalia M. Branis and Steven D. Wittlin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract Obesity is common in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Amphetamine-like analogues comprise the most popular class of weight loss medications. We present a case of a 34-year-old African American female with a history of type 1 diabetes, dyslipidemia, and obesity who developed diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) after starting Diethylpropion for the purpose of weight loss. Shortly after starting Diethylpropion, she developed nausea, vomiting, and periumbilical pain. Blood work revealed glucose of 718 mg/dL, pH 7.32 (7.35–7.45), bicarbonate 16 mmol/L (22–29 mmol/L), and anion gap 19 mmol/L (8–16 mmol/L). Urine analysis demons Continue reading >>

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    DKA for weight loss?

    ok, here's my confession. i have gained about 20lbs in the last 8 years and it's all FAT. i hate it and i'm obsessed with getting rid of it. my doc said the better controlled i am, the more weight i'll gain. also, there's the lovely fact that insulin makes fat! i'm exercising, just can't do enough to agressively attack the problem (two young kids must come first). here's my temptation: just a few days, maybe a week of "managed" DKA to burn the fat. any thoughts? has anyone tried this? any lessons to share? am i the only person to think of this?? i'm too embarassed to ask my doc about it. i KNOW what the skinny non-diabetic would say.

  2. soso

    uhhh... ypu DO have 2 kids that come first, right?
    DKA=bad, danger possibly orphaned kids..... don't play with the bull, you will get it's horns up your arse....
    Or are you alking about a mild state of ketosis brought about by very low carbs for a while?
    check out Dr Richard Bernstein and please...don't play silly buggers with your own and your families lives......
    btw
    welcome to DD!
    support can help a lot with these battles

  3. birdshaw

    Dr Richard Bernstein ?? who is this and where can i find him?

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