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Help!! Rapid Weight Gain

Started this discussion. Last reply by jims Feb 26, 2013. 21 Replies

Help! I was diagnosed A LADA diabetic in July. Upon diagnosis I was 107 pounds. For the past five years I have steadily been between 115-120 pounds. I Understand that my elevated blood sugars were…Continue


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Roberta replied to Sarah's discussion 'New Symlin User' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"I have been using symlin for over a year now. I have yet to see any benefits. I started it because after diagnosis and insulin use I started to see rapid weight gain and had unsatisfied hunger. The weight gain has subsided womewhat but i am an avid…"
Dec 1, 2014
Roberta replied to pancreaswanted's discussion 'races and keeping track of bg' in the group Type 1 Runners
"Oh....And most important..... Always Wear a medical bracelet while training and racing."
Nov 30, 2014
Roberta replied to pancreaswanted's discussion 'races and keeping track of bg' in the group Type 1 Runners
"I am a LADA and a distance runner. I am still trying to figure out how to manage my diabetes while running so I must start off by saying that i am by no means an expert. In fact despite running 5 half marathons, 2 fulls and 3 shorter races in the…"
Nov 30, 2014
jims replied to Roberta's discussion 'Help!! Rapid Weight Gain'
"The reason that the liver can be big pain is the possible result of broken liver insulin signalling and liver adding excess glucose during fasting by mistake. Here is latest findings form Scienc News/Nature on how metformin signals directly to cut…"
Feb 26, 2013
Kathy replied to Roberta's discussion 'Help!! Rapid Weight Gain'
"First of all, you have been given a lot of good ideas but what is your height. I would consult with your doctor and see how many pounds you should weigh for your height and build. Another thing to consider is allergy. I am allergic to corn and corn…"
Feb 1, 2013
Vancouversailor replied to Roberta's discussion 'Help!! Rapid Weight Gain'
"Keep in mind that many people who go on low calorie diets (1600 or less per day) gain weight because the body goes into 'starvation' mode and becomes super efficient at storing any surplus energy as fat. Generally, a 1800 calorie a day…"
Dec 5, 2012
Roberta commented on David K's group 'HOW DID YOU KNOW YOU HAD DIABETES'
"I found out after returning home from a 10 day trip to Japan. I thought something was wrong before I had left for the trip because I was suffering from female problems for a couple of months. I live on Kauai, HI so getting in to see a dr. Within two…"
Dec 2, 2012
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For people who want to share how they were diagnosed. Did they have symptoms or just discovered it by accident.
Dec 2, 2012
Marie Torregrosa replied to Roberta's discussion 'Help!! Rapid Weight Gain'
"Yes, it is the insulin. This is why some teenage girls stop using insulin so they can loose weight (they are dying too). One of the functions of insulin is to store fat. Have you checked your thyroid? This might be the problem. Also, age and gender…"
Nov 29, 2012
jims replied to Roberta's discussion 'Help!! Rapid Weight Gain'
"Excellent points and some thoughts: Liver (working) is supposed to do a dump when BG goes sub 70. The amount of glucose dumped on system is dependent upon the insulin level in blood. Liver works off of inverse of Insulin level. Liver assumes - lower…"
Nov 27, 2012
Holger Schmeken replied to Roberta's discussion 'Help!! Rapid Weight Gain'
"Weight gain is absolutely NORMAL after diagnosis of T1/Lada. For a long time your body had to consume his fatty deposits to survive. One big source of energy coming from the carbohydrates could not be processed because of the limited insulin…"
Nov 27, 2012
Vancouversailor replied to Roberta's discussion 'Help!! Rapid Weight Gain'
"I've heard of quite a few people having success in lowering their morning fasting levels after experimenting with different amounts of protein/carb snacks before bedtime. (For example multigrain crackers with peanutbutter.)"
Nov 27, 2012
Roberta replied to Roberta's discussion 'Help!! Rapid Weight Gain'
"Thank you everyone for the information and tips. I'm going to have my thyroid checked. I'm already on a relatively low carb diet. The liver dumping is an interesting concept. I eat 3-5 small meals per day. However my fasting BG is always…"
Nov 27, 2012
Vancouversailor replied to Roberta's discussion 'Help!! Rapid Weight Gain'
"Very good points Jim I believe that one thing a person can do to reduce unwanted glucose dumps from the liver is to have regular mealtimes and importantly to not skip breakfast. The trigger for these glucose releases is often lower than normal blood…"
Nov 27, 2012
jims replied to Roberta's discussion 'Help!! Rapid Weight Gain'
"All good advice but I would add - check on liver leak, If your diet is stable and not changing, a leaky liver will throw more glucose at problem and raise the Blood Glucose level. This leak can override diet and exercise and in fact you will need…"
Nov 27, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Roberta's discussion 'Help!! Rapid Weight Gain'
"Dietary fat is absorbed into the bloodstream with bile acids, not as triglycerides. The liver processes these fatty acids into lipids, which include tris. While it is true that the tris will be taken up as bodyfat in the presence of insulin, a low…"
Nov 26, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Having been recently diagnosed, I hope to learn from people with more experience with diabetes.
Date diagnosed
July 14, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7 11/7/2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
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I enjoy running, I have 3 daughters, and I live in Hawaii

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At 1:55pm on November 20, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Roberta...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:02am on November 20, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 12:37pm on November 19, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Roberta, welcome to the community! Let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to join any discussions of interest.

Princeville is very pretty.

At 9:17am on November 19, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 8:42am on November 19, 2012, Doris D said…

Welcome to our family my friend!!!!! look at the groups and join any u want to. I'm hoping u enjoy it here with us come join uson our live chat at the bottom of our homepage anytime u want to




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