Hi, I'm Heidi. I'm 54 this month, and been not dealing with my type 2 diabetes since diagnosis in 2010. This summer I had a close friend pass away from non diabetic related kidney failure which prompted me to take all steps necessary to take care of my diabetes so hopefully I can prevent any kidney problems or other diabetic health problems. I've started taking my insulin (levimere 50units twice daily) and glipizide (10mg twice daily) as directed, and following a low cal (1000-1200 cal daily) and low carb (about 100 carbs/day). My A1c moved from 12 to 9.8 in the first month, and it is almost the 3 month mark now, and i'm sure it will be MUCH lower now as my daily bg numbers range from 70-140.
I have limited exercise, as I have had several knee surgeries, but I still try to get out a few times a week and walk for 15-20 minutes until the pain gets to a point where I can't tolerate walking any longer and I do try to do some YouTube chair exercises a few times a week.
My Question… after doing all of this for three months, why am I only losing on average 1/2 to one pound per week, on a good week? I know I should be eating a minimum of 1200 calories a day or the body can go into starvation mode, but I've spoken with both my doctor and a dietician and they are both agreeable with me being on between 1-1200 cals a day as long as it is balanced and not for more than six months. I'm doing all I can to lose weight, I've got over 150lbs to lose, and so far have only lost about 15.
thanks in advance.
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