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My youngest son has just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. That's not what's worrying me. Last April he weighed 152, as of Oct. when his diagnosis came back, he was 100 lbs. He's doing what he's supposed to for his diabetes, but his sugar is still way to high and he's losing even more weight. It's getting him down since nothing is working and he's getting even more tired. I'm concerned more about his weight problem as he is so " sickly". I know meds and new diet take time to work but it's worse after 4 months. He still goes to the gym and works out 3 times a week, but he admits he's not
able to do the reps like before.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated specially if anyone has seen or been through this before.
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sorry to read this fred...very concernng considering the amount of weight lost. I'm sure he has been seeing his md on a regular basis concerning this. How old is he?
 

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Fred, I know that weight loss and diabetes often go together, as the body loses some of its ability to metabolize food properly. But beyond this, I can't offer anything further, and certainly not any advice.

But your son certain has my prayers that he'll find a good regimen soon that will help him feel better.

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I wish I could offer help, but I'm not really well versed on diabetes. I'm afraid the best I have to offer is a prayer for you.
 

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Thank you all. Dennis, he just turned 26 yesterday( Friday) . He's been seeing Dr. every month as they monitor him. As you can tell, I'm not well versed on this stuff and I get conflicting stories on the web. Thus, I reached out to you all hoping that someone could offer some help. I appreciate your addressing my questions as best you can . I also thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
 

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I'm curious if he's had a second opinion from another doctor specializing in this, and if he hasn't, I would strongly recommend him setting up an appt with one.
 

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Try asking his primary doc to refer him to an endocrinologist. They're the diabetes specialists. Especially helpful in setting up a treatment regimen. What types of meds and or diet and such. Primary care docs deal with diabetes alot, but generally. A specialist might be able to adjust things. Good luck with it. I hate dealing with the medical system.
 

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Fred, as I am a type 2 diabetic, I've found that I can eat anything I want to, just in moderation. Despite what my mother use to say, I learned that I don't have to clean my plate. My blood sugar went from near 600 down to about 100 and my A1C went from well over 10 down to 6. Yes, I take more pills than Carter has and rattle when I walk but my weight seems fine. Moderation, cut back on salt and sweets, medication.
After saying all that, diabetes effects everyone differently. He needs to find what works for him. That weight loss is way to much. I would start looking for other problems, possibly brought on by the diabetes.

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Prayers for Your son and the family.
 

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Praying for you guys.
 
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