Ever since we started good glycemic control for my nephew, he's constantly gaining extra weight. Because of growth needs, we can't simply cut the carbohydrates or reduce the calorie intake. On the other hand, exercising usually yields to treating lows which, itself, means weight gain. What should we to prevent extra weight gain?
I understand the increasing weight when good metabolic control is applied. This is a very well known effect of intensified insulin treatment and is mainly related to the extra calories that, on good metabolic control, are not lost any longer with urine as glycosuria and are stored as fat by insulin. The only way to avoid this gaining is to adopt a proper diet. I suggest you to ask for a consultation with a dietitian with experience in type 1 diabetes.
Original posting 24 Jun 2007
Posted to Daily Care
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:12
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.