I was exactly where you are a year ago (although several years older!) and I'm proud to say that you CAN lose weight as a type 1 diabetic. A year ago, I would've said it might be impossible. Nothing I had done allowed me to budge even a pound.
I was exercising five days a week and after a year, saw no change on the scale. What's finally worked for me is considered drastic by some but I needed something drastic in order to prove that I could lose weight. I started Medifast on 2/18/11 and have lost 60 pounds so far.
I'm going to recommend that you run, don't walk, to your nearest bookstore (or Amazon, of course) and buy Gary Taube's Why We Get Fat. So enlightening, especially for those of us on insulin (even though it's not written for diabetics, necessarily). What it shows is that about 80% of weight loss is due to what you put in your mouth, rather than exercise.
Heading out the door now but touch base and we'll chat!
type 1 diabetic,
showing this disease who's boss!
February 2013: NEW GOAL! I've lost 60 pounds to date, so it's time to kick these last few to the curb!
| Pounds lost: 4.4