My son is 14 years old, 103 lbs, and is 5'5. His endo says he needs to gain weight. I was wondering what type 1 diabetics eat (that is healthy) to gain weight? Any suggestions? Thank you in advance!!…Continue
Now that it has been a little over a month since my son was diagnosed with type 1. He is injecting himself, and has found a good balance with blood sugars. Now his next question to me is, "how can I…Continue
"Hi all - this is a great thread, thanks so much for many delicious sounding ideas. I have been 80%ish raw just for 3 weeks, & I'm loving it. I have just been diagnosed with "likely" Crohns disease/ulcerative colitis (doctors still…"
"I am new to raw foods and am looking into it more. I make a cereal for breakfast with berries, apple or pear and coconut, chopped nuts and flax seed meal. Add some almond milk and it holds me for hours. I make green smoothies with kale, collards,…"
I love pancakes and that was something I had to give up until I found almond meal! Now I make a pancake with 1/4 cup of almond meal, 2 tbs of flax (use the golden ground, best taste from Bob's Red Mill), 1 egg or egg substitute,…"
"Strength training with weights is great. High to medium reps, low to moderate weights, combination movements with major muscle groups, no problem, plenty of benefits for people of all ages. I see the benefits of strength training with weights every…"
"Protien and exericise.
Besides meat, he can get protein from nuts, beans and soy.
At 14 he's at a good age to start weight training, if he's interested. Besides running he should engage in some activity that works his upper body.…"
"Thank you for your suggestions, my son has always been thin, I explained this to his endo but she seems to think in order for him to grow and be healthy he needs to put on some weight. He does exercise, he likes to run, which of course burns a lot…"
"When I needed to gain weight my endo suggested slowly increasing protein. It worked. The easiest way for me was protein shakes. I use either unflavored whey isolate protein powder (isolate form is supposed to better & is higher protein) or hemp…"
"I am interested in why you think that strength training is not good for kids? It used to be that people thought that heavy training could stunt growth through damage to growth plates, but that has now been proven to not be true. Exercise and in…"
"Wow, I can relate. That was me in middle school and I was 5'10", 130 lbs when I graduated from high school.
Why does your endo think he "needs" to gain weight? Low or high BMI in a vacuum is not really indicative of anything.…"
"Did the endo recommend a nutritionist (dietitian)? I have been overweight my entire life, except the 6 months leading up to my diagnosis when I was 12. Six months after my diagnosis, I was put on a hypercaloric diet and I gained a lot of weight,…"
"I would in general never recommend overeating carbs as a way of gaining weight. That will usually tend to result in fat gain over a gain of lean body mass. My recommendation is to get your son to accept a personal goal of getting "filled…"
"My niece eats six to eight servings of bread products a day (a serving would be one slice of bread, 1/2 cup rice, etc), two fruits, more for mild lows, three servings of dairy, and a few servings of veggies (we are trying to increase this), meat for…"
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Maybe since your son is low carb,raw diet..the docs can adjust the insulin ratios if he is going too low. Mine is super busy with sports and exercising and has huge amounts of carbs per meal and snacks right now....it is so hard to learn what works and what sends them sky high or down low. It is kinda like a trial and /error thing in the beginning . We leaned that even at a big low PB and J on low fat bread and low carb jelly still makes him wicked high....he missed it so thought why not? Guess we will save it for a snack/special occasion when you crave that taste. you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ...we can talk about our similar situations~Alicia
Thank you for the birthday wishes!!! Very nice!!! My son is on 13 Lantus and 3 Novolog in the am. He is on 7 Lantus and 3 Novolog in the pm. They just changed his dose last night, he was BSL of 33 at bedtime. I hit the comment back and it will not let me add comment... I don't know why? I apologize. I thank you for your help and information. Best Wishes, Annora
oh, Annora, you might want to check out Gerri - here - she was voted our best coach for good eating recently - she has very good low carb recipes and she eats a lot of vegetables and very very few processed foods. She knows a lot about nutrition and diabetes, and we just love her!
also, we have many teens here if your son might like to join. There is a dedicated group of volunteers who monitor the site to make sure it's PG13 and safe for all of us. He might enjoy making friends with others his age that understand completely what he's going through.
Annora, I happened to see your comment only because I read the RSS feed - otherwise I would not know that you had accidentally left your comment meant for me on your own page. This is a common little mistake many newbies make, so don't worry! If you want to respond to someone, and be sure that they got your message, you need to click on the words "comment back" - just under their comment to you.
that sounds like a very nice lunch, actually. I was thinking about what I said to you earlier, and I thought I did not respond well. Your son is taking a long acting insulin, and of course, he needs to take his shot, no matter what. What insulin(s) is he taking? I'm sure you are in regular, frequent contact with his doctor, diabetes educator, and registered dietician during these early days. Many things may need adjusting! Don't get discouraged, and write down as much as you can, so they can identify trends,etc.
Hi thank you. If there are repeats of this I apologize. I am just figuring out how to add my comments..not doing a very good job. Thank you for your reply. Yes we are carb counting. I will give you an example of his lunch today and any feedback I would love! He had two slices of toasted organic whole wheat bread, topped with diced tomatoes and raw garlic, olive oil and balsalmic vinegar. A side of cucumbers and radishes. Steamed brocolli and and 8 oz glass of organic reduced fat milk. All organic and as raw as possible. I have discussed with his doctor some of the items he eats but they seem to be more interested in the BSL. Thanks so much!
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