I'm wondering if there are any Type 1's who have successfully managed their control with Dr. Bernstein's program? I have always been in pretty good control, but have been having a much harder time this past year. I seem to have to give myself far more insulin than I ever have to keep my BG down, and therefore have gained an unwanted 30lbs in 8 months!! I watch my carbs and walk 5 miles a day, which is what I have always done, but now I have cut my calories as well to see if that would help me lose some weight. I have gone from a size 4 to a size 12 in such a short time. It's extremely depressing because I have always been thin and just can't seem to be able to enjoy myself as much now. It's just really hard to get used to. I don't feel confident anymore and I really can't afford a new wardrobe right now!
I have been a Type 1 for 21 years. I currently take 20 units of Lantus in the AM and PM. I probably average around 25 units of Humalog a day. This time last year I was doing 8 units of Lantus in the AM and PM and probably averaged around 8 units of Humalog a day. My A1C was 6.4 last July and is now an 8. I have been hypothyroid since I was 13 and my TSH levels were always normal after being on medication, but back in January my TSH was slightly high, so my doctor put me on a higher dose, but also changed my meds from Levo to Synthroid. The TSH level is back to normal again, but do you think it's possible that I have gained all this weight from changing the brand of medication?
I would really appreciate hearing from anyone who has been in a similar situation and what you have done to help yourself, or maybe even what you are doing to TRY and help yourself!
I'm very new to the Tudiabetes family and must say it's by far the most educational and supportive diabetes website I have ever experienced! Thanks!!!