Losing weight with type 1???

By hollyh5 Latest Reply 2010-08-28 12:50:21 -0500
Started 2010-08-26 12:50:22 -0500

Does anyone have any tips on losing weight with type 1 diabetes? I have tried almost everything and keep gaining weight. I eat healthy and exercise. I just don't know what else to do.

2 replies

LKeplinger 2010-08-28 12:50:21 -0500 Report

For starters: Which insulin(s) are you currently using? What is your insulin regimen?? Do you take fixed doses OR do you carb count, use a carb ratio and a sliding scale to correct elevated/ high blood sugar?? Do you check your blood sugar at appropriate times in order to spot a trend in your blood sugars?? How many lows have you had in the past 30 days??

MAYS 2010-08-26 13:11:29 -0500 Report

Hello, and Welcome to the Diabetic Connect Family!

You know about, and have heard of the benefits of losing weight, but many people expect it to happen overnight, or within a week or two at the most, others are hoping for a pill, potion or simply, a miracle.

Toss all of that, and the myths aside, look in the mirror and see who will be responsible for losing weight and getting in shape, "YOU."



Remember, what goes into you, your body and your mind, will determine what will come out you, you control this.

There will be some hard work involved, some trying times, some periods of weakness, that is expected, as long as your strength and determination are both greater than your weakness, you will succeed at this (losing weight).


Monitor your glucose levels constantly, especially if you are incorporating exercise routines into your plan for losing weight.

Don't expect a miracle, only the fruits of your labor.
You can do it!