Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Hawk Point, Missouri, USA:

I am a Type 2 diabetic, 40 year old male. I've had diabetes less than 5 years. I had a heart attack 8 months ago and have a stint. I'm unable to gain weight. I'm 6' 2", 175 pounds. I have a high metabolism rate. My father also has diabetes type 2 and is unable to gain weight. How is it possible to eat low fat with a high enough caloric intake and not have most of the food carb out?


You might want to consider supplements as prescribed by your physician and/or dietitian. These are balanced nutritional foods in the form of liquids such as shakes or bars that would provide 1-3 calories per ounce and also improve your nutritional state without jeopardizing your glucose readings. I would definitely consider discussing this with your specialist.


Original posting 19 Nov 2003
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:52
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. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.