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High blood sugar, prescribed insulin. Unable to gain weight. What diet should I take?

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Hello Doc,

I am 31 year old Male and i am diabetic,currently my blood sugar were high as much as 300 plus and My regular doc has asked me to take insulin 16 MG per day.The question is i have lost weight about 6 to 8 kgs and i am unable to put on weight I look skinny now.Please advise what diet should i take and i have started 40 mins every day on the treadmill.
Posted Tue, 18 Sep 2012 in Diabetes
Answered by Dr. Amit Rajput 36 hours later

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Your weight loss and blood glucose levels suggest you need revised insulin dosages and adjustment, preferably twice or three times per day. It can be best done in consultation with a physician experienced in diabetes management / diabetologist.

Hope this helps.

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Follow-up: High blood sugar, prescribed insulin. Unable to gain weight. What diet should I take? 5 hours later
I was taking irregular tablets and Insuliin but not after meeting my diabetologist he has advised to take 16 units per day and have been regular for a week and i find myself to be much active compaired to before.My Question is if i continue to take regular dosage of Insulin will i be able to gain back the lost weight and will i look healthy.
Answered by Dr. Amit Rajput 5 hours later
Hello again,

Yes. Definitely. One your new insulin regimen is successful in bringing back your sugar levels within acceptable limits, you will definitely look and feel healthier.

Hope I have answered your query.

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