By TJCudney Latest Reply 2013-09-28 22:13:42 -0500
Started 2013-09-25 22:45:50 -0500

When I was first diagnosed, I was 8 years old, I was slender and attractive. Now as the years progressed, I've gained weight. I'm 18 years old, 5'7" and I weigh 200lbs. I've maintained the same weight for about 2 years now. I also have a pudge on my belly where I put my pump sites as well. Is this from the diabetes? Will I continue to get bigger. I'm freaking out just a little lol any comments? Thanks. XOXO (:

Tags: weight loss

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KG66 2013-09-28 22:13:42 -0500 Report

I gained quite a bit of weight since being diagnosed. I'm 19 year old, 5'6" and before being diagnosed I weighed in at 109lbs. That was 2 years ago and now I weigh about 145lbs. 36 pounds heavier and I look better than I did at 109lbs. I did notice how my belly sticks out more where I put my pump sights or injections and wondered why. I did notice however when I was at a Diabetic Girl group that almost all the girls had this little belly roll. The only ones that didn't were the very young girls that were about 8 years old.

Type1Lou 2013-09-26 15:19:28 -0500 Report

What would you consider an acceptable weight? How many carbs do you now eat per meal and per day? I'm 5'3" and have been able to maintain my weight at 120 pounds by eating no more than 120 grams of total carb per day. (30 at breakfast and 45 each for lunch and dinner) I'm happy with my body image though wouldn't feel right wearing a bikini (but then, I'm 64 years old…too much saggy skin!) Since you are taller, you may be able to eat more. I think you use a pump and your boluses are given by entering the number of carbs you're eating, so, accurate carb counting is essential. Also, be certain to rotate your infusion sites. Is there a reason you're not using your thighs/hips/buttocks as well as your belly? You want to be certain to avoid desensitizing the tissue where you infuse since that can affect insulin absorption. Here's a link to a recent article by Medtronics about it. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-news/...

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Silicone eyes 2013-09-26 09:25:18 -0500 Report

First off weight and attractiveness aren't mutually exclusive, there are lots of thin people that even though they've lost weight are still ugly.You're a plenty attractive young lady and if you want to lose weight to feel better, be healthier that is one thing. Maybe you are 'eating to the insulin'; eating to make up for what your pump is set at, it takes some effort and a different mind set, but you can lose weight if you put your mind to it. Diet and exercise, we just have to watch out for the BS too.

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