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If you need to gain, rather than lose, weight

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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)
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