So... I'd heard of it, but didn't know the reality of it.
My sugars were always too high.
They are still too high, but better.
Average of say 200 instead of 300.
Eating better. (way less carbs)
here comes the weight gain.
Does this go away?
I've never been really heavy, as I am 5'11" and broad-shouldered... size 8 at my most skinny and anorexic-looking.
But even if 190 and 180 look alot alike on my body, it's still upsetting.
The deal is that when your sugar is over 170,the excess is removed by your kidneys.
When you bring your sugars back into normal range the sugar is used or stored instead.
So all of the sugar you used to pee out is now being stored as fat.
I find this happens when ever I tighten my control too.
When you have tight control and your sugars are not going over the spill point of 170-180 you will be using or storing all the food you eat.
that simply means you are eating too much if you are gaining weight.
You just need to cut down your total volume of calories just like everyone else.
there is no magic pill. Or increase your exercise or both.
That is the inescapable reality that everyone has to deal with.
The odd thing is that a T1 out of control loses weight, and a T2 out of control gains weight. Either way I would rather be a fat T1 than a skinny, blind T1 in a wheelchair with burning pain in my feet that no longer work.
I would like to lose 15 lbs myself, of course I'm tall and you dont notice it unless Im naked, still it bothers me too. Just gotta get back to the gym thing more. the older we get the tougher it gets.
When I was diagnosed I was 6'3 and 155 lbs. I' 6'3 and 200 now. Every couple of years I gain 1 or 2 more :(
You aren't wearing any clothes in your profile pic!
wrapped in towel cause i was dying my hair! lol
Naked is good naked is natural. My real naked pic would be banned so that is why I use Elmo's naked pic instead. We are weigh less naked anyway.
I agree with the weight thing, I hate gaining 4-5 lbs worth of clothes when I go to the doctor! I always try to find my lightest clothes...
i'm already a skinny blind-ish type 1 with burning feet >_/p>
200 is a great improvement over 300! It would suggest that you are getting the hang of it? I'd say if you are running into weight gain that you'd want to use the lower amount of carbs as an opportunity to benchmark your ratios and get them exactly where they need to be?
i assume this is t2.
dawn phenominum is mentioned. have you checked numbers through 12:00 midnight thru
6:00 am. in my case, bg jumped at 3:00 am to 150 and was 238 by 6:00 am.
metformin can help this.
losing weight is very tough when liver leaky and throwing back extra glucose when supposed to be fasting. it can override diet.
lowering carbs and sufficient hearty exercise still very critical to getting under control.
i have been on 1200 calorie diet daily and 2 miles walking for last 4 years. first two years of that period could not lose an ounce and weight climbed to 330. a1c was 13.3
after first 2 years, liver leak and excess glucose release stopped, a1c dropped to 6.4 and lost weight from 330 to 240 and still working lower. Same diet last 2 years same as first 2 years and exercise.
anyways, you need help of good doctor/endo to work your unique situation. I am not doctor and only sharing my situation.
T1 according to profile and other posts. I don't think the text suggests dawn phenomenon is the specific issue although that can be a huge relief to fix, although mine is currently broken?
Yes I have 4 different basal rates programmed for night. If I go to bed at a different time It is completely thrown off. I get a large boost about 3 hours before I wake and then another one hour before.