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11/14/12 9:58 P

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High I got diagnosed 11 months ago and not yet on the right dose with my insulin's. I like youre intro. Good luck it sounds like you're doing great. I lost 42 lbs still need to loose about 40 more but till I get in glocose under control I setteling with just maintaining my weight. My insurance won't cover a pump so I'm stuck with the pens and hating it. Welcome.

Wed. OCT. 10th- Checked my AC1 went form 9 nine months ago to 6.6 finally some good news. All the tracking and work was not for-not after all
My glucose # are still high, Fasting # first thing in he mornings still to high any ideas?


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4/10/12 11:39 P

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Sorry I'm late, welcome T

I'm kind of sleepy now, so I can't respond. ;)

Hipgramma, congrats on your weight loss.

" Sometimes God places people in your life who help and encourage you even when they don't know it"


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4/9/12 12:35 P

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Wow! Your story sounds like mine. I'm a Type 1 for 48 years now and have been pumping for 10 years. I have been struggling with my weight ever since my two sons were born and find it extremely difficult to lose while on insulin. I cut back on carbs and calories and my blood sugar plummets so it's a vicious cycle. I joined Weight Watchers recently and have lost 6 pounds so far. It hasn't been easy and there was one week when I gained 4 pounds but I'm sticking to it to try and find a balance. Good luck to you and all the Type 1's out there!

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3/13/12 1:46 P

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Kathryn, you probably already know this (or are experiencing it!) but your insulin use will likely plummet on a low carb approach. Back in the days when I ate carbs, I used an average of 65 units a day. Nowadays, I'm down to a TTD of 23 units on average.



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February 2013: NEW GOAL! I've lost 60 pounds to date, so it's time to kick these last few to the curb!


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3/13/12 1:35 P

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Welcome Tricia!

I have had type 1 for 23 years and have always struggled to lose weight. I lost about 18lbs. since I joined SP in October by following SP's nutrition guidelines. I read Dr. Bernstein's books and am in the middle of Gary Taubes' "Why We Get Fat," and it makes so much sense. I just started a low carb diet and am on my second day. We'll see how much that helps weight loss, although my main concern right now is controlling my blood sugars. It is nice to have so many other type 1's here because I don't know many in real life. Good luck!!

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3/12/12 8:23 A

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I also was really glad to find this team. My story sounds about like yours. I have had lots of trouble losing weight. It does seem to be all about what you eat ,but I think we can do it. I never wanted to count calories I felt like I was already slave to what I ate with the diabetes ,but I am really working this time

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3/11/12 1:10 P

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Hi Tricia!

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!
Valerie


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3/11/12 12:52 P

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I have been on spark people for 1 week and just found this group. I kind of got choked up, I am so relieved to find other type 1 diabetics.
I have had diabetes for 15 years. I have been pumping for 4 years. I have always kind of done this thing on my own. I haven't lost any weight yet, but I feel much better and I have been dropping my basal like crazy because I have been exercising so much more. I have always had difficulty losing weight, but something encouraged me recently. A knowledgeable trainer told me that you can have resistance to change phenomenon or something- which I think I have. Not only do I not lose weight, but I don't really gain either, my body just seems to stick in one place and stay there. But then I had one kid and gained 20 lbs, and didn't lose it, then another kid and gained 20 lbs. and didn't lose it. So, since I was a little fluffy to start, now I have 60- 70 lbs. to lose to get to "goal weight", but I am going to enjoy every workout and good food I put in my body. I have made a goal to eat clean and cut out artificial sweeteners too. I was such a sweets craver. I have been eating fruit and stevia to sweeten my day and I plan on trying xylitol, which someone just told me about. Wow, I am getting long winded!
Please friend me because I want lots of type 1 friends to compare notes with and to support you as well.

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