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How can I lose weight with non-insulin resistant hyperinsulinemia? Calorie restriction (with 40/30/30 macros) and exercise have had no effect.

How can I lose weight with non-insulin resistant hyperinsulinemia?
Calorie restriction (with 40/30/30 macros) and exercise have had no effect.

See answer: It's very difficult to loose weight and in almost all cases most humans regain all the weigh back eventually. The body reacts to weight loss by slowing your metabolism severely. *Most remarkably, when you stop dieting your metabolism remains slow till you've regained all the weight back. To see why "The Biggest Looser" has regained hundreds of pounds go to http://nyti.ms/1W90vac ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Lose 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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How can I lose fat with type 1 diabetes?

How can I lose fat with type 1 diabetes?

Diabetes Type 1: It is unusual for someone with Diabetes Type 1 to need to lose fat. If you do, then I recommend you discuss this with your doctor for best results. ...Read more

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How to lose weight with type one diabetes?

Dr. Jennie Law Dr. Law
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How to lose weight with type one diabetes?

Carefully: Weight loss for you is the same as for a non-diabetic: lower caloric intake and increase physical activity. However, i'm glad you asked, bc as a type 1 diabetic, doing those things will require you to change your Insulin regimen. Work with a dietician to make a balanced, carbohydrate consistent meal plan. Work with your endocrinologist for alterations in your Insulin regimen for work-out days. ...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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How can one lose weight with type one diabetes and hypothyroidism?

How can one lose weight with type one diabetes and hypothyroidism?

You can: If your hypothroidism is controlled appropriately with thyroid replacement, you should there should be no difference in your ability to lose weight as someone who does not have hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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How can a well-controlled diabetic with history of whipples proc. Gain weight? I am 5'7" and weigh 105#. Exercise doesn't seem to help.

How can a well-controlled diabetic with history of whipples proc. Gain weight? I am 5'7" and weigh 105#. Exercise doesn't seem to help.

Why Whipple?: First off, why have you had the whipple procedure? That fact may shed more light on your problem with weight gain. If only pancreas and duodenum have been removed taking food with appropriate pancreatic enzymes will help you get the nutrients that you need to gain weight. If the cystic duct has been re-routed then that should be enough, otherwise you mat need some additional enzymatic help! ...Read more

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How does weight loss help in type 2 diabetes? I'm 155 lb, 5'7" 30 yrs, exercise regularly, balance diet, taking metformin, how much weight do I target?

How does weight loss help in type 2 diabetes? I'm 155 lb, 5'7" 30 yrs, exercise regularly, balance diet, taking metformin, how much weight do I target?

No more: You are in a good weight for your height. You don't want to drop more weight if you are in the ideal range. Being too skiny is not a good thing either for you, your body, your health, your mental health. ...Read more

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I'm morbidly obese at 496 pounds and I have insulin resistance. Where do I start to reverse both the insulin resistance and the morbid obesity?

I'm morbidly obese at 496 pounds and I have insulin resistance.  Where do I start to reverse both the insulin resistance and the morbid obesity?

Make an appointment: for evaluation by an endocrinolgist with nutrition expertise. Likely you will be placed on a limited or significantly reduced carbohydrate diet. Psychological counseling to help you get to the root of your eating disorder will also be very helpful long term. ...Read more

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Why can't a gain weight ? How to gain weight with a high metabolism

Why can't a gain weight ? How to gain weight with a high metabolism

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 starches and sugars. To increase muscle mass, one has to work out against resistance (with weights). This exercise will increase daily calorie needs, so one must eat more of the healthy, balanced diet he should already be on. ...Read more

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Struggle w/ wt loss and have hypothyroidism. Is it best to follow a certain ada diet to assist with weight loss?

Struggle w/ wt loss and have hypothyroidism. Is it best to follow a certain ada diet to assist with weight loss?

Weight Watchers: If weight is a struggle for you, you may find that the support of a program like weight watchers, overeaters anonymous, or take off pounds sensibly helps you more than trying to stick to a diet on your own. The best diet is one that you'll stick to! you'll definitely want to make sure your thyroid labs are normal so this is not working against you. ...Read more

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I am not new to diabetes & hav rapid weight gain since starting insulin & work out what can help weight gain with using insulin.

I am not new to diabetes & hav rapid weight gain since starting insulin & work out what can help weight gain with using insulin.

Insulin: And lowering your blood sugar are good, but they can stimulate appetite and weight gain. Make sure you're on as low a dose as possible, and pay extra attention to restricting calories and exercising more to lose weight rather than gaining. Also ask about glp-1 agonist therapy which can reduce glucose, lower Insulin requirement, and help w/weight loss. ...Read more

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Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Vegetables exercise: Vegetables , low calorie diet avoid high carb diet and use more protien. Should do exercise three time week and try to spend 500-1000 calorie in each exercise programs. ...Read more

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What is the ideal breakfast for someone with pcos / insulin resistance? Something to promote weight loss/low carb?

What is the ideal breakfast for someone with pcos / insulin resistance? Something to promote weight loss/low carb?

Breakfast: The important thing is not to skip breakfast. Low glycemic diet is important. Omega 3 rather than omega 6, trans fats and saturated fats are important. Fruit, veggies and protein should be an important part of any meal. Also, a morning and afternoon snack with a bit less less food at your meals, ie spread the calories around can also help. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight with type one diabetes and hypothyroidism?

What are the best ways to lose weight with type one diabetes and hypothyroidism?

The usual way: Eating less calories and burning off more calories is the key. Work with your doc to make sure your thyroid levels are right. You may need lower Insulin doses to match your lower food (esp carbs) intake. You don't want to have to eat extra to treat or prevent lows! work with your doc to help make these adjustments. As you lose, you may need less Insulin & less thyroid hormone, so keep checking. ...Read more

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Can girls like me with a high metabolism gain weight by exercising? ?

Can girls like me with a high metabolism gain weight by exercising? ?

FasterFasterPussycat: What do you want to gain? Fat? Muscle? Water? Let's hope it's a reasonable amount of muscle gained by sprinting or bicycling or intelligent use of weights,or swimming.You'll need to push those muscles to improve and feed them enough calories and protein to grow. Read up on it. Remember:"fast metabolism"could mean a number of things, including medical problems, so a pre-exercise checkup is in order ...Read more

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I'm 20yrs old with type 1 diabetes. My weight is 130lbs, height being 171cms. How can I increase my weight without affecting glucose levels?

I'm 20yrs old with type 1 diabetes. My weight is 130lbs, height being 171cms. How can I increase my weight without affecting glucose levels?

Do right for you: You can increase your weight with continuing your healthy diet and exercise. The key here is the weight gain by healthy muscle gain. Muscle mass increasing and no just fat contributing to the weight gain is what will be important. ...Read more

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Is bariatric surgery safe? I'm 5'6" 213 with a lot of muscle due to weight training. Just can't lose the fat. Am i weight loss resistant? Help!

Is bariatric surgery safe? I'm 5'6" 213 with a lot of muscle due to weight training. Just can't lose the fat. Am i weight loss resistant?  Help!

Weight loss surgery: Two answers: first, bariatric surgery is safer than its ever been. It is safer than heart operations, safer than hip operations. The death rate today for a gastric bypass is 1 in 900. 1 in 2000 for a lap band. But, at your height and weight, your bmi is 34.3 and you wouldn't qualify for the surgical procedures. I am sorry. Today, a bmi > 35 with medical complications of obesity is required. ...Read more

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Will Atkins work if i'm not losing weight or belly fat with pcos on levothyroxine and metformin?

Will Atkins work if i'm not losing weight or belly fat with pcos on levothyroxine and metformin?

Definitely!: Worked for me since 1995. $0 lb weight loss, never to return! need to do it right. Google recipes on the internet! ...Read more

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What help me to lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

What help me to lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

Key principle...: Is assuming you have good control on current regimen and diet, you must decrease Insulin doses proportionately to decrease in calorie intake best if nutritionist cde or endocrinologist help you do so. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Diabetes, Type 1 (Definition)

A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to produce energy. ...Read more