I was just wondering for comparsion sake so I don't feel so bad about myself!


If who ever is comfortable with saying, how much does everyone weight and how much did you lose after becoming diabetic?


I am a 5'4" woman and I have always been thin my whole life. I weighed 130 lbs when I was diagnosed in Feb 2010 and I now weigh 100. I lost 25 lbs without even trying the first three months because of changing my diet and it stayed at 105 for a while and than I started to walk on the treadmill (because as diabetic we need to exercise even if we don't need to lose weight right?) and started doing toning exercises and lifting small weights and I seem to be gaining muscle (i can feel it) but I lost a couple more pounds!


I look too skinny! ugh! It is so frustrating!


I don't go to the doctor much because I dont' have any insurance but when you guys go do your doctors give you are hard time about your weight?


Has anyone heard from their doctors that it is bad to be too thin and be diabetic?

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Oh yeah, my endo rolls his eyes at me. Do not lose anymore weight!. It isn't like I'm on a diet and I'm trying to. He doesn't say it's particular bad and I'm on his side in this case and I've never really quizzed him on it.

I can tell you this though that I'm the type of diabetic that does better with so fat cells. In fact, if the type that I am gains weight their diabetes can go into remission.

Oh, I'm a ketosis prone type 2 diabetic and unlike other diabetes weight doesn't seem to play a big part. There are just as many thin ketosis prone diabetics as obese ones but guess who's doing better? You guessed it, the fatties!
I'm not sure how it relates to diabetes specifically, but IN GENERAL, being too thin can be bad, much like being overweight. However- I'm not sure to what degree- forinstance mist peeps cant be grossly underweight or they'd be dead- fat people can be grossly over weight and functioning- how well is debatable
Hi KimKat

I have gone from UK size 12 to size 10 (but that was because my husband died), then dropped from 10 - 8 with diabetes (which was undiagnosed for approx a year). Am now size 6 and look "bony" on my shoulders, my once lovely boobs and cleavage have almost disappeared, but I've got great legs. I have managed to maintain my weight now and have done that by sticking to the DASH diet - you can adjust it to lose/maintain/gain weight and it won the best diabetic diet plan in 2011 - that said, it is high fibre/grain and therefore high in carb which may not suit all peeps :-(
I think that most of the people here can't handle carbs without taking meds. I think, if they could, they wouldn't be so skinny.
Just came across this thread. I am 5'3", weighed 120 lbs. on diagnosis 3 years ago, went down to 102 within months, and got back up to 107 after another few months. I now fluctuate between 105-110.

I am still basically the same weight I've always been. When I got sick I lost about five pounds but I've actually gained three back. I have a few carbs with every meal and with my medicines they don't make me spike as high. But I really want to gain weight and have considered going on insulin just so I can eat certain things.
I got to my first appointment with an endocrinologist next month and I'm hoping that I can be a happier diabetic.




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