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Weight and Weight Loss from 2004

  1. Despite dieting and exercising I have gained a little weight and am worried I might keep gaining. Do you have any advice on how to reverse this? (28 Dec 2004)
  2. As a 19 year old with diabetes, I want to start a weight loss/muscle gaining program. What supplements can I take? Which should I avoid? (21 Dec 2004)
  3. My boyfriend wants to lose weight so he has started exercising and not eating meat. Is not eating meat dangerous? (9 Dec 2004)
  4. Is it possible to have impaired glucose due to a problem of insulin utilization? Are there tests to confirm this? Can it be reversed by weight loss? (27 Nov 2004)
  5. Can borderline diabetes be reversed by reducing and then maintaining a normal weight? Is there any research on obesity and pre-diabetes/borderline diabetes? (17 Nov 2004)
  6. The pediatrician has recommended that my daughter lose 10 pounds a month for five to six months. Is that safe? What is the discoloration on her neck? (29 Oct 2004)
  7. Since my February 2004 diagnosis with type 1, I've had good control and continue to lose weight. Could my carbohydrate intake be too restrictive? (27 Oct 2004)
  8. My teen daughter has not been testing her blood sugar and skipping insulin to lose weight. What should I do? (19 Oct 2004)
  9. Her blood sugars are in control with medication, but my daughter is complaining of thirst and hunger. She stopped losing weight. Is this normal? (7 Oct 2004)
  10. In girls with type 1, is weight gain an issue for those who were diagnosed before or after puberty? (3 Oct 2004)
  11. My 12 1/2 year old daughter is very overweight and "pre-diabetic." The doctor recommended Glucophage, increased exercise and diet. Can she be treated without medication? (24 Sep 2004)
  12. Is it a fact that diabetes will always progress? Can you achieve lifelong normal blood sugars through diet and exercise? (20 Sep 2004)
  13. My doctor has recommended that I lose weight. Does my type 1 diabetes make it harder to lose weight? What do you suggest? (10 Sep 2004)
  14. I take Lantus and NovoLog and have gained weight. How can I lose weight and maintain healthy glucose levels? (31 Aug 2004)
  15. I exercise, eat well and have lost weight. Now, I am having trouble maintaining my weight. Why is this? My doctor says my 6.7 A1c is fine. (26 Aug 2004)
  16. I take 160 units of Lantus daily. Why doesn't my doctor want me to use any short-acting insulin? What can I do about my weight gain? (22 Aug 2004)
  17. Can I safely use Cortislim or other drugs that inhibit the production of cortisol to lose weight? (17 Aug 2004)
  18. My teen daughter has gained weight since her recent diagnosis. Why is this? Will she always have to fight weight gain? (15 Aug 2004)
  19. I have had type 1 diabetes for 17 years and am overweight. Is a gastric bypass or other similar surgery possible? (4 Aug 2004)
  20. After my initial diagnosis, I exercised and lost weight, leading to improved readings at my three month check-up. Is my diabetes in remission? (24 Jul 2004)
  21. I am a teen with PCOS and insulin resistance. I have been advised to lose weight by reducing my carbs, but am finding this hard. What should I do? (26 May 2004)
  22. I have high triglycerides and am obese. If I lose weight, will I be able to discontinue my triglycerides medication? (13 Apr 2004)
  23. I have been using an insulin pump since August 2003. I have been losing weight. Is this normal? (29 Mar 2004)
  24. Since his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes, my son has gained a lot of weight. He is very active. Can you help me understand why he is overweight? (6 Mar 2004)
  25. Can a person with type 2 diabetes take weight loss pills? How about Natronex 3? (2 Mar 2004)
  26. I'm 13, have type 1 diabetes and weigh about 180 pounds. How can I lose weight? (27 Feb 2004)
  27. If a person has a high C-peptide level, which they are able to lower, would they lose weight? Would this person be in danger of ketoacidosis. (24 Feb 2004)
  28. Is it possible to reduce my weight by diet modifications alone and without exercise? (28 Jan 2004)
  29. What can he eat that will help him put on weight without raising his blood sugar? (26 Jan 2004)
  30. Recently a dietitian told me that the Atkins diet is not suitable for me since it will put a tremendous pressure on my kidneys. (25 Jan 2004)
  31. My daughter just had blood work done. Her c-peptide is 3.2 and her triglycerides are 199. (21 Jan 2004)
  32. I just need to know how many carbs I can eat in a day and still lose weight and keep it off. (19 Jan 2004)
  33. How do I get a 15 year old boy with these three problems to lose weight safely? (19 Jan 2004)

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