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Weight gain

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by Wheatus74, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Wheatus74

    Wheatus74 · Member

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    I have just started insulin and carb counting but have put on 3 pounds in the first week. I have not changed my eating habits. Is this normal and how do I prevent further weight gain.
     
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    KC67 Type 1 · Member

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    This happened to me although I had lost weight before starting the insulin. I gained 1 or 2 pounds a week but my weight levelled out after a while once things settled down.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    What have you been diagnosed with.. that info would help us greatly?
     
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    Wheatus74 · Member

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    I am in an unusual category, I was diagnosed type 2 under 30 fit and not overweight some 15 years ago. I have battled with medication since that time. The medication has really stopped working so they put me on insulin just before Christmas. I started carb counting and calculating insulin this week with some good results. It’s just the weight gain that concerns me.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Have they ever suggested a fasting insulin or c-peptide test to see if you are over or under producing your own insulin? That would be what I would ask for. Your profile certainly doesn't fit the "typical" T2.
    What kind of food do you eat currently ? Any particular diet?
     
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    Mainly healthy diet, I had less carbs before but they have said I need some carbs with each meal.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    So you have never had either test I mentioned?
    "Healthy" can mean many things to many people I'm afraid.
     
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