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Sun Jun 24 13:11:49 UTC 2012

have type 1 diabetes, on insulin, have well controlled blood sugars yet even with eating full non carbohydrate meals I continue to lose weight. Why is
Asked By: judylohrer  

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I take 5 units lantus once daily, my sugars typically less than 100. Also experiencing nightly muscle fasciculations Also my physisican said I have a rare case of late onset type 1 diabetes and that I will soon have no beta cells left This new weight loss has occurred recently. Had an original drop when first diagnosed
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2012-07-05 19:30:01.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

Further weight after blood glucose has been well-controlled indicates that you are not receiving enough calories to maintain your weight. What is your weight goal?

I recommend that you work with a registered dietitian in establishing an individualized meal and exercise plan to control blood glucose as well as body weight. You will learn how much foods, especially carbohydrates, you can eat and still maintain target blood glucose. You will be better able to select nutrient-dense foods for maintaining a healthy body weight. It is important that your meals be nutritional balanced for optimal health.

In the meantime, read up on Using an RD/CDE!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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