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Diabetic after whipples. 250mg metformin 3 times a day. Diabetes under control but losing weight after cutting down on carbs.want weight gain?

Diabetic after whipples. 250mg metformin 3 times a day. Diabetes under control but losing weight after cutting down on carbs.want weight gain?

It will be difficult: I'm glad that you're able to control your inevitable diabetes after a Whipples with only a low dose of Metformin. Metformin is also one of the best anti-cancer medications there is--so I encourage you to continue to take it. You'll just need to increase your caloric intake--mostly fat and protein. Appetite enhancers include the antihistamine Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (best taken at night), and the cannabinols. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I have type 2 diabetes. I've lost weight but blood sugar still high. Does weight loss not reduce blood sugar ? Weight loss not good for diabetes?

I have type 2 diabetes. I've lost weight but blood sugar still high. Does weight loss not reduce blood sugar ? Weight loss not good for diabetes?

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 decrease following weight loss. Exercise and a low glycemic diet help as well. A raw food vegan diet often has remarkable benefits- see http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j many supplements are also proven to help- see http://bit.Ly/1fuhuyp keep working at it! ...Read more

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Insulin resistance syndrome unintended weight loss 5x6 weigh 96 lbs?

Insulin resistance syndrome unintended weight loss 5x6 weigh 96 lbs?

Insulin resistance: This is not making sense, especially on actis where there is normally some weight gain. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why skipping breakfast will gain weight and subsequently suffered diabetes?

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 hunger. The weight gain can lead to insulin resistance and subsequently diabetes. ...Read more

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Weight gain or weight loss.What happens in diabetes type 2 ?

Weight gain or weight loss.What happens in diabetes type 2 ?

Either: Usually there is weight gain which predisposes one to get diabetes. If the diabetes is very poorly controlled, weight loss can occur because glucose (and therefore calories) are "wasted" in the urine. With treatment, either can occur depending on diet and medication. ...Read more

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? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise? Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise?  Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

Insulinoma: Hight Insulin level is related to possible mass or tumor named insulinoma , in the pancreas. If you have low blood sugar and gain weight, normally i check the Insulin fasting and podtprandial, plus others test like thyroid profile, Insulin like factor, glucagon, alcat test , others. Patients can reverse eating better + some holistic treat .But chek all first ...Read more

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Is consuming 920 calories a day ok? I'm trying to lose weight by exercising & counting calories. I'm 140 lbs, ideal weight is my prebaby weight of 122

Is consuming 920 calories a day ok? I'm trying to lose weight by exercising & counting calories. I'm 140 lbs, ideal weight is my prebaby weight of 122

Many more ?s: It is possible to eat around 1, 000 cal per day to loose weight. The trick is getting the proper nutrition and vitamins into that constrained calorie count. I would also say that exercise at that calorie level would need to be temporarily halved or stopped, depending on what you are doing and how intense the workout is. A better approach may be a few more calories with moderate exercise. ...Read more

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32 5ft 10inch. 58 kg male. Diabetic. Losing weight cont. Insulin shots 18ml mrng and eve. How to gain weight.

32 5ft 10inch. 58 kg male. Diabetic. Losing weight cont. Insulin shots 18ml mrng and eve. How to gain weight.

Find the cause first: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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Is rapid weight gain or slow weight gain better for Anorexic recovery? Current BMI at 17.7. Had BMI of 15 around early March...

Slow and steady: It sounds like you are making good progress. Slow weight gain will not tax your body and is more likely,to become a healthy way,of,eating. Rapid weight gain is more likely to overly tax your,body,which can be dangerous. Manage your exercise as well. Keep it moderate if you have been exercising. It is important to be followed by your doc, a nutritionist, and,therapist during,this process. ...Read more

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Fasting blood sugar 140-150, random 123, HBA1C 8.8. Sitagliptin / Metformin Hydrochloride since one month. Weight gain 4.5 lb. How to control Fasting?

Fasting blood sugar 140-150, random 123, HBA1C 8.8. Sitagliptin / Metformin Hydrochloride since one month. Weight gain 4.5 lb. How to control Fasting?

Change Meds, exercis: Unfortunately, results with Sitagliptin (DPP4 inhibitor) are not great--especially with the cost. I suggest stay on Metformin, and add the starch-blocker Acarbose with each meal. If that is not enough, add a GLP-1 agonist like Victoza (liraglutide) or Byetta, or an SGLT2 inhibitor like Invokana. All of the above 3 classes of drugs will also help with weight loss, and will not cause low blood sugar. Exercise ...Read more

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Diabetes - how does sugar in urine cause weight loss?

Diabetes - how does sugar in urine cause weight loss?

Sugar leaves body: Diabetes impairs your body's ability to properly absorb and use sugar. Consequently, the sugar passes through the urine. Sugar is one of the nutrients that helps you gain and maintain body weight. So when the sugar just passes through, you lose weight. ...Read more

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Insulin resistant severe weight loss. Hypoglycemic many years before diabetic.Causes?

Insulin resistant severe weight loss. Hypoglycemic many years before diabetic.Causes?

Absolute deficiency: Insulin resistance is seen in obesity or being overweight is associated with Insulin resistance state . Insulin basically enhance anabolism( versus catabolic hormones ) and utilization of glucose from all the sources ( fat , carbohydrate and , protein). Severe weight loss is an indicator of Insulin deficiency. This Insulin deficiency should be absolute as in type i or Insulin dependent diabetes. ...Read more

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Ihave gained weight with my large fibroid , willi lose weight after surgery?

Ihave gained weight with my large fibroid , willi lose weight after surgery?

The tumor weight : You will only lose weight if you cut back on your eating and the calories you consume. Eat right and avoid prepared foods and foods with fructose and you may lose weight , but do not expect the surgery itself to cause and meaningful weight loss. ...Read more

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What percentage of obese/overweight people fail to lose weight after dieting?

What percentage of obese/overweight people fail to lose weight after dieting?

Vast majority: With more than 70% of americans overweight or obese the trend is to become heavier if we do nothing. The key is creating permanent changes in eating habits not temporary ones (dieting). Typically people lose weight while "dieting" and gain it back once they stop. Almost any "diet" can be effective but keeping it off requires committment. Exercise is critical to keeping weight off after loss. ...Read more

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Could losing weight cure hypoglycemia?

Losing weight: Definitely not! If you have hypoglycemia you must do everything you can, under instructions form your doctor to avoid hypoglycemia. Losing weight is not the way to "cure" hypoglycemia! You may also need a number of laboratory studies and xrays. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more


Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more