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how can diabetics gain weight without raising blood sugar

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
44 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Read up on it: Your question cannot be answered in 400 characters. You could do a search on type 1 diabetes and hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. There are many many o ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, absolutely: The combination has been described online as a disaster waiting to happen.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connor
34 years experience Emergency Medicine
Excellent: It appears that you keep diabetes under excellent control Do you check your Hemoglobin A1C yearly.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Surgical hypothyroid: Surgical hypothyroidism requires thyroid replacement....Talk to an endocrinologist so you can get treated & feel better.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
No, it's: The other way around. Weight gain leads to high blood sugar. You need education, diet, exercise and weight loss before problems get much worse over ti ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Very good for Type 2: Congratulations! weight loss is one of the very best things for type 2 diabetes and sometimes even reverses it. It is unusual for blood sugar to not d ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Diet & exercise: Diet & exercise are the cornerstones for any effective & sustainable weight loss regimen regardless of htn.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
DIET, EXERCISE: And oral meds to lower sugar are the treatment of choice. At some point in time though, the only thing other than these will be insulin.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Absolutely, however: mechanism of weight gain/↑ed blood sugar clearly not the artificial sweeteners per-se. Far more likely the issue is supporting/promoting behaviors of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: If you take in more calories than you burn, you gain weight. There is no set amount.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Kcal in > kcal out: To gain weight, you must consume more calories than you expend in activity. I'd talk with a nutritionist - they can help guide you to healthy sources ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: It is not a good idea to try to gain weight, especially by eating sugar. If you are otherwise healthy, being skinny is not a bad thing. As you grow ol ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
If healthy, then...: Eat more healthy calories (snacks and meals) to gain weight. Choosing foods with protein and "good" fats and oils. Avoid excess amounts of simple star ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience General Practice
Yes: Diet and exercise can reverse type ii diabetes. If you diet and exercise and don't lose wight, have your doctor check you for hypothyroidism.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Often: Skipping meals can lead to weight gain as people will subsequently eat more overall food in their remaining meals related to increased sensations of ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
The medications: The meds that lower high blood sugar can not automatically adjust if you skip a meal or increase your activity. During these conditions low blood suga ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience Family Medicine
Yes!: I agree with medical student emily lu: "losing weight can lower your blood pressure and can bring your blood glucose levels under control - thus brin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
High glucose: Can cause fatigue. Low glucose can cause you to be anxious and irritable. Fluctuating glucose is very hard on your mood as well as your body (mental p ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Medications such as steroids, beta blockers, diuretics and others can cause elevated blood sugar levels.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It is a high protein supplement and it can raise serum uric acid levels.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Usually not: The body has a way of homeostasis or control. There is an interaction of the amount of Insulin released, the response of the tissues and cells and the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
If it is about 180: Or so you will begin to lose glucose in your urine, but that's a very poor and dangerous way to lose weight. You could get your sugar normal and still ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid sugar: Live a healthy life and avoid sugar. That means eating a diet of a variety of healthy foods, avoiding sugar and refined starches, and getting plenty o ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
By altering the : Perception of your body's sensory mechanisms. No calorie substitutes are not fattening per se but these chemicals alter the body's sensory mechanism s ... Read More
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