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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 5/15/2006 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
smurf Hey  a shout out from Vancouver, Canada
I was diagnosed w/ diabetes 1 month ago. However i am far from obese as i only weigh 100lbs.
I am currently on glyburide and metformin. They seem to be keeping my sugars lower, but i still need to follow proper diabetes diets. Therefore its hard for me to gain weight as i am eatting alot of lowfat/ sugar/ carbs. Any advice would really help me from any other underweight diabetics.
Are there any others out there me or am i the only one, all diabetics seem to have some sort of obesity. Thanks

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 5/16/2006 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   


Well, I was nearly in the same boat as you when I was diagnosed initially.  It just  happens to be one of the symptoms that goes along with being diabetic.  I think what you may find is, as your sugars come under control, your meds will help your body process these sugars and this metabolism process will add weight to you.  Unfortunately, most of this weight gain could be fat!  Exercise, is the way you can insure that the increased metabolism of the sugars and carbs will not end up as increased fat.

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