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t1d how can i loose weight
sadness4 posted:
I am 33 and a type 1 diabetic since i was 27.... i've been on insuline ever since and i have gained weight.... i am pretty active... i eat well but those extra pounds do not want to leave....
Any advice??? Diet, exercice??? I want to go back to my pre-diabetic weight - 110 lbs..
mrscora01 responded:
Hi there. A couple of things. First of all, are you following an ADA type diet? Very carb heavy? To my mind that is kind of "old school" dating back to the days or R and N where you had to eat lots of carbs to feed the insulin.

I gained a lot of weight after my kidney transplant and took it off by eating moderate carb (100 - 120g per day), gradually tweaking my insulin downwards with the lower food, and mild exercise.

Also, just in general and non-d related, don't set numerical goals. Find a weight that is stable for you and you physically feel well. As I aged, my "good" weight changed and weights in your 20s are not necessarily appropriate for the rest of your life.

Anyway, hope this helps.

charpbt1d responded:
Sadness4, I totally get it. I'm a few years older' diagnosed a few years younger than you, and it's so hard being female with T1 and all the associated weight issues.

I've found to look the way I want, I have to maintain an extreme diet (like Olympian crazy) and I don't want to maintain that long term. It can be depressing. I don't look horrible, but instead of the low end of my weight range, which I could do before with diet and exercise, I'm now lucky to be at the top end of my weight range with a sustainable healthy lifestyle.

Mostly I'm tired of hearing the words I don't want to hear from the specialists I see (I hunt out the really good ones, not just reg doctors), looking for someone who understands and can help, but inevitably the answer're type 1. You look really good...for a type 1, you're doing all the right things.

Blah blah blah...I can't accept that depressing news as the answer, though it may be. Anyway, I am starting a transformation challenge (with normal people...haha) next month. I'm the one with a handicap, the one who the disclaimer points the finger at ("disclaimer : results typical unless you have a chronic illness" <=== yep! that's me!). But, I am going. To do it, not because I think I have any chance at winning up against healthy people who want to tone up, but because I want to document everything for the type 1 females out there that feel like I do.

I'm going to share my progress, my weekly results pics (yes, that scares the heck out of me...I have flab and bruises from inserts) and my exact nutrition and workout along with my struggles and successes. I really want to collect data from chicks like me. I'm tired of being the disclaimer.

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