How can a pre diabetic person with bmi < 18 gain healthy weight? i have lost 5 lbs since diagnosis.
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Family Medicine 14 years experience
BMI is a guide...: And not necessarily an absolute measure of health. If you're doctor is saying you must gain weight because of your low bmi, then you should focus on eating lean, healthy proteins like fish, chicken and turkey, and doing some resistance exercise (weights, etc). If this is a big concern, i'd strongly recommend working with a nutritionist (along w. Your pcp)- they can be a big help.
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Last updated Jan 30, 2014
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