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TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team


TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team

This is the team you join to get support shedding those extra pounds.

Members: 573
Latest Activity: Mar 22

Diabetes Forum

Sweet Pee or other GLP-1s for weight loss in Type 1

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How Many Carbs Per Day?

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Prozac and diabeties

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Will bringing my insulin requirements down help with weight loss?

Started by Jamie Williams. Last reply by Jamie Williams Jul 29, 2014. 4 Replies

Insulin Makes You Fat?

Started by Hamish Norton. Last reply by Jamie Williams Jul 29, 2014. 4 Replies

help me prevent diabetes

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Comment by Jen on December 30, 2009 at 9:36pm
I am type 1 and am finding it very frustrating trying to lose weight and maintain tight control at the same time. I'm on a pump and my last A1c was 6.6. When I try weight loss diet tips I find it's higher carbs than I'm eating already and messes with my blood sugars (I am not eating low carb but do try to keep it under 200/day). When I exercise I either have to plan for hours in either direction or end up having to eat. I have been trying to lose weight for six months and have only lost a few pounds. I feel like if I was able to exercise more spontaneously I would enjoy it more (I like exercising but the planning needed to maintain good BGs really turns me off), and also if I could exercise more without going low it would be easier. My diet is good already and there's not much I could change there unless I went low carb. I have high blood pressure for a diabetic and am borderline high cholesterol for a diabetic, and feel like if I could lose 50+ pounds and get in my ideal weigh range I would be able to get off BP medication and normalize both, but it's proving extremely difficult and it's hard to keep up being motivated when I'm not seeing results. Unfortunately Symlin is not available in Canada or I would most definitely be trying it.
Comment by Peter Germano on December 17, 2009 at 4:51pm
What are your typical BS numbers. If they are quite high try to bring them down,even if it takes some time. The reason I say this is the more insulin you take the more weigh you gain as you constantly feel hungry. Once your #'s are lower you will feel more satisfied with less food. I had to greatly reduce my intake of carbs and it was not easy. However,I gradually began to need less insulin. I had to break the cycle of more food more insulin.That was deadly. I've struggled with this for years, because I did not want to give up my pizza,pasta,Italian bread,and many other high carb foods.I still struggle daily to fight off my craving/addiction to carbs. I have to take it one day at a time,just like an addict. It has'nt been very long but I'm slowly withdrawing from my dependancy to carbs,which has been my single source of self distruction. Good luck,Kate. Hope there is something in this reply that is helpful. Pete
Comment by Kat on December 17, 2009 at 1:05pm
I can't ignore the fact anymore that I need to rid myself of these unwanted pounds. I am 5'4", approximately 215, Type 2 (on insulin and oral med) and need to get my 'betes in check. How do I start this process? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Comment by Peter Germano on December 11, 2009 at 9:35am
I also have problems with weight. My problem is carbs. I struggle with them "nightly,post 8pm" and usually loose. Recently my #'s are shamefully high. My a1c wil lbe through the roof. Just feel compelled to carb out at night. Advise! Thank you, Pete
Comment by Cara on November 19, 2009 at 5:45pm
I just found this group! I've been a type 1 for 13 years now, and have 3 kids, ages 5, 8 and 11. I haven't lost much weight since my 5 year old was born, so although I'm glad for the consistency and not gaining, its frustrating. I started symlin several months ago, but got off the habit during the summer when the kids were home. I'm trying to do it again, but I've found it doesn't seem to work as well as it did. I need to call my doc to see whats up.
Comment by Martina Milligan on August 4, 2009 at 4:25am
My name is Martina i been a diabetic since July 2005, i am on Lantus and oral diabetic i am trying to lose weight and it been hard
Comment by Joanne on June 22, 2009 at 6:43pm
hello. I'm new to this group. T2 since 2004 and it started with a thyroid tumor. Since then I have put on 50 lbs and cannot lose regardless of what I've tried. The Dr said "Metabolic Syndrome" but what else can I do. I've gotten my numbers down. My A1c just went from 6.1 to 5.9. But I need to lose some weight. Help !!!
Comment by Maarja on June 5, 2009 at 7:48am
I've started my diet 3 days ago. Let's see what appens. I've been making less insulin (Novorapid) and also less levemir(bg's are amazing. Between 3,2 and 7,6mmol/l). I've been on diet 8 months and i've lost almost 13 kgs. And i had a little break but I have started again. So wish me luck! When I eat light food and keep out of milk and bread. And potatoes, my diabetes is THE BEST ever. There are some things I really taste but can't eat. :)
Comment by Angela S. on June 2, 2009 at 5:29am
great group idea.. lets all be skinny :)
Comment by Supparak Suppaaim on April 30, 2009 at 10:18pm
I am fat 105 kg but I strong and happy.

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