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RUSSELL_40
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11/26/12 9:53 A

He will be put on a diabetic diet, and just be given larger servings. A calorie surplus of 500 calories adds a lb a week, just like a 500 calorie deficit helps you lose a lb a week. Hopefully, he can keep his blood sugars stable on a diabetic diet, while gaining weight.

There are multiple diabetic teams here on SP.

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 11/26/2012 (09:53)


SLIMMERKIWI
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11/25/12 3:35 P

It sounds like you have done well with informing him of what is available :-)

Kris



LIVINGLOVINLIFE
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11/25/12 9:08 A

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUGGESTIONS. AFTER TALKING TO HIM MORE FOUND THAT ISSUE IS WEIGHT LOSS AMD SERVERE MUSCLE MASS LOSS. I AM ENCOURAGING HIM TO LOOK INTO DIABETIC TEACING CLASS., ALSO ENCOURAGING HIM TO LOOK AT MENS HEALTH ON SPARKPEOPLE. HE THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A BUNCH OF WOMEN TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT. HOPE HE JOINS SPARKPEOPLE. HIS WIFE IS JOINING ALSO.



GDBEAR65
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11/25/12 9:05 A

maybe your friend should ask his / her Doctor about it. After all the Doctor is giving the advice, so he or she should also be providing dietary guidelines or a referral to someone who can help.



BROWN64
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11/25/12 8:37 A

All new diabetics should see a diabetic educator along with a dietitian. Then keep track of nutrition with spark people.



KRISTEN_SAYS
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11/24/12 9:41 P

Your friend should probably see a Registered Dietitian



SLIMMERKIWI
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11/24/12 9:20 P

My suggestion is to ensure that your friend keeps track of everything that is eaten, and the amount, AND to ask his Dr for a referral to a qualified Registered Dietitian who will be able to give the appropriate advice as it pertains to your friend's health. When he goes to this appointment, get him to take the diary of foods with him to be checked over. It is a lot easier to make the adjustments necessary then.

Perhaps your friend would like to join SP and use the Nutrition Tracker and take that. That way the information will be more accurate re calories/carbs/protein.

Kris



LIVINGLOVINLIFE
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11/24/12 8:34 P

I HAVE FRIEND WHO IS NEW DIABETIC. THE DR. SAYS HE NEEDS TO GAIN WEIGHT. ANY SUGESTIONS?



 
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