Hi! I am glad to see there's a group for those of us with Type 1 Diabetes. I was diagnosed a year and a few months ago at 30 years old. I had lost 45 lbs at that time, and I've lost another 23 lbs since then. I'm hoping to lose 10-15 more lbs, but seem to have hit a plateau. At the moment I have insulin that I only need to take once every few weeks. I am told it could still be a "honeymoon" phase and that eventually I'll probably need much more treatment. For now, I am fortunate that my blood sugars remain between 80-120 without treating. I feel like I have a lot more to learn about Type I so that I'm ready to face the challenges that will come my way (well, as ready as I can be). I have to say that sometimes I feel like I'm preparing for a storm. Maybe that sounds melodramatic, but it does feel that way! I am pleased to have this group as an additional resource. Thanks, guys! :)
I have tried the ultra low carb and exercise thing and cannot seem to lose weight. The only thing it has done help my blood sugars stay more normal a bit. I feel your frustration. To make matters worse I have developed a stomach problem, undiagnosed, that has caused me to gain 20 in the last month!! I know being on insulin makes it harder to lose weight but this is crazy!! I hope I can turn things around soon and start losing some of this weight.
Pounds lost: 14.5
Fitness Minutes: (6,274) Posts: 519 4/28/10 6:16 P
I TOTALLY understand. AHHhhhh, remember the days (back in our teens and 20s) when we could lose 8 pounds before the weekend. HA! I'm not sure if my lack of weight loss is due to menopause or not. But, my weight did start creeping up (especially around the middle) when menopause hit. But, I also quit work and started on the insulin all at that same time. There ARE skinny women who have gone through menopause. It just ain't fair. :( Wilma
Hello! I'm trying something new with this group. I've had type 1 for nearly 18 years and wear an insulin pump. While my control has been great, dealing with some peri-menopause issues is starting to make things wacky. Weight gain has become a huge (no pun intended!) issue for me and I'm needing to make some changes. I've successfully lost a significant amount of weight with an ultra low carb diet but haven't been able to maintain either the loss or the food plan. I still keep carbs to a minimum but am not able to recapture that amazing weight loss I experienced before!
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