Type 1 - need to gain weight

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  1. alf15

    alf15 New Member

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    Hi,

    I've been a type 1 diabetic for about 8 months now. I was told by my diabetic team that i would gain weight being a type. But the opposite has happened, before I got diabetes I was 13.5 stone and 6ft tall. For the past few months I have lost 1.5 stone, so I am now 12 stone. My b/s is controlled pretty well, average about 7.4. I have been eating healthy and getting more exercise, which i know has made me loss weight.

    I was wondering how do I gain more weight ? As I look fairly thin now, being so tall. Dont want to gain to much, just got back to 13 stone. I have increased my food intake and also insulin for this extra food, but no difference :(

    I know if I eat more fatty food then i'll gain weight, but high fatty foods mess's up my blood sugar, I go low then go high a few hours later.

    Any advise? It's very annoying, everybody is saying I look to thin! Plus all my jeans are hanging off me and I cant afford a new waredrobe haha!

    Thanks

    Alan
  2. cugila

    cugila Senior

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    OMG. I wish.....I am trying to lose it and here you are wanting to put it on ? :?

    Take a look here. It gives a very good list of things to do which may help you ? It would appear that you should probably follow the DUK and NHS 'Healthy' diet with plenty of starchy carbs. More Calories too. Have a read.

    http://www.bupa.co.uk/health_informatio ... tweighton/

    Ken.
  3. alf15

    alf15 New Member

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    Ah brilliant thanks mate!

    Yeah I know, its a bit odd, most people want to lose weight! I eat like a maniac now and still now weight gain.

    Thanks for the link, I'll give it a read.
  4. thedriver

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    sounds so familar...I was in the same situation when I was 16...and wanted to gain weight.

    Wish I could turn back the clock....I did start to gain weight...and more weight.

    Before you know it you have gone past your ideal weight and then trying too loose it becomes a mare.

    Be happy with your lot....because on this game...the weight gain will follow...I've yet to meet a T1 who is happy with their weight...and once its on...its hard..real hard to get it off..exercise, risk of hypo, etc.
  5. dipsticky

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    Get them calories down ya. You know it makes sense. Stuff the diet ?

    D.
  6. alf15

    alf15 New Member

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    I know of two type one's around the same age as me and they have had type 1 since babies and they are saying the same thing as me, that they can eat a much as they like and not gain weight!

    Maybe as you get older your metabolism slows down and you gain weight.

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