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Old 02-04-2012, 03:55   #1
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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 ?

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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

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Old 02-04-2012, 07:07   #2
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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.

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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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bacon and sour cream taste good on just about everything, give it a whirl

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Hello, Uttam! I am one of the few people you will meet here who has actually BEEN to Nepal! What a beautiful place ... and a fascinating group of cultures.

My first thought is, well, what is your c-peptide? You might not be producing enough insulin to let your cells use the glucose you are producing, from what you eat.

No matter what caused your diabetes in the first place, you need to know about insulin sufficiency first.

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Hello, Uttam! I am one of the few people you will meet here who has actually BEEN to Nepal! What a beautiful place ... and a fascinating group of cultures.

My first thought is, well, what is your c-peptide? You might not be producing enough insulin to let your cells use the glucose you are producing, from what you eat.

No matter what caused your diabetes in the first place, you need to know about insulin sufficiency first.
Thanks for reply .. is there any test which tells how much insulin or body is producing ?

BTW if you ever come to nepal again pls contact me..i'll be very happy to meet you guys.

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