I m a fairly newly diagnosed Lada diabetic. I m still honeymooning therefore as long as I keep my diet low carb I hardly ever need to use any bolus insulin.
The only downside is, I have been losing quite a bit of weight since diagnosis (around 10 kg) and I wasnt having weight issues to begin with. I am now down to 52 kg at 1.73 m height,
I m very well aware that that is NOT good, and I fear I might lose even more.
The problem is though, I am very happy with managing BG through Low Carb, it makes a huge difference to my day if I see a high number after eating (I have pp spikes even with a bolus if I have a fair amount of carbs.)
So really I am looking for other ways of sensibly keeping my weight up, adding more carbs surely cant be the only option? Any suggestions are highly appreciated,
As many have said, merely increase the protein intake. I lost 15kg very quickly after moving to low carb but was able to level off and find a healthy equilibrium at my ideal weight by upping my protein consumption. There are so many dietary options available; eggs, nuts, peanut butter, beef, fish, poultry, etc. Choose what you like best and experiment with its effects on your BG as well as the impact on your weight.
I was in Munich on business last week and was reminded of all the tasty meat and cheese options you have there.
I'd been battling to lose just 5kg for the last 10 years...had I known all I needed was a type 1 diagnosis to get there....
Wow, the comments on this infomercial article are really quite critical. Based on these comments, if I heard the words, "HealthTap," I would run like the wind in the other direction.