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Hi, im Melissa Im 18 years old and i was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 2 months ago.
before i had diabetes i used to weight 104-105 lbs.
i lost a lot of weight and i was in 93 lbs when i got to the hospital.
As i said before, it has been 2 months since diagnosis and i am weighting 115 lbs now.. that is more than what i've ever been. i still play tennis, go to school, and exercise. Does the 4-6 insulin shots have anything to so with it?

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yes! It sucks. Once you've got more used to your routine, you will even out. Cutting carbs helps and trying to prevent lows (that have you taking extra calories to bring up your BG). When I started to really have tight control, I kept getting wicked lows all day because my ratios for insulin were all off. Now that I have a pump and have fine-tuned my requirements, I go low much less often. So I stopped gaining weight and now am trying to lose what I put on. That is the hard part!
My advice to you is to eat sensibly and try not to stress too much about the changes going on with your body. Prior to diagnosis, your body was actually slowly starving to death. You don't really know for how long you were in the process of developing diabetes. Cells were unable to convert carbs (and fats and proteins to some extent as well) to energy and, therefore, you were losing both fat and muscle.

The next year is going to be a little bit of a rollercoaster. You're going to go through a honeymoon period, or just random periods where your pancreas spits out some insulin. Check your blood sugar A LOT, take your insulin, and work hard to understand the effect food and exercise has on your blood sugars and how you feel overall.

Once the year goes by, things will even out and you will get better at properly responding to your blood sugar. Diabetes has a HUGE learning curve. You need to learn how to dose base don insulin-to-carb ratios. Make sure to count the carbs you're eating. And you may find that you don't gain weight as fast if you stick to a lower carb diet. I've personally found it easiest to maintain my weight by eliminating pasta, rice, potatoes, and white flour from my diet. Not easy, but not only does it keep my weight stable, it also keeps my blood sugar stable!! Win-win!!

Also, I don't know how tall you are, but 115 doesn't sound unreasonable at all. I am 5 feet tall, very athletic, and about 130, and I feel I am at a very reasonable weight (I'm definitely more muscular than the average woman).
Yes hun Im on Nova rapid insulin and it makes u gain weight like mad :( I used to be lovely and slim and Im good and dont eat sugar ( hardly) and My friend is also on Nova rapid although its brilliant for controllong blood sugar its not good for your weight :( xx
but the insulin doesn't work in a vacuum. If you take insulin and don't eat anything, you won't gain weight although you will likely pass out?
I've been on most of the Insulins and I have not gained weight from any of them.
I didn't take into account the initial time after I was dxd. Of course I would have gained weight back but I was 3, so I don't remember.




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