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If you need to gain, rather than lose, weight


There are many conversations around weight loss for people with diabetes.  But it's important to remember that people with diabetes come in all shapes and sizes - including under-weight.  So what do you do when you have diabetes and need to gain weight?

For starters, I found this Q&A piece over at Diabetes Forecast.  http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2015/nov-dec/how-can-i-gain-weight.html  It offers a few tips, but I'm hopeful some of you have tips to share also.

posted Apr 3 in Conversation by KarenG (12,140 points)

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I find it interesting, again, that another source is citing a one plan fits all approach - "The Institute of Medicine recommends that moderately active women over the age of 50 get 1,800 calories daily". I could never eat that much a day!  I eat a low carb diet with lots of veggies, protein, nuts and seeds.   By choosing these foods I get full and feel satisfied and don't need to add  food just because  someone says I need to eat x-amount of caleries/carbs a meal/day.  I listen to my body for it to tell me what I need.

answered Apr 3 by Donna (490 points)