TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team


TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team

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

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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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On my way to losing...Again

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Comment by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna on January 18, 2014 at 11:52am

losing weight as a T1D is a tough road. i've learned a lot in the last few years as i was only diagnosed 3 years ago at the age of 48. i've learned that the more insulin i take, the more my body will store FAT! Isn't that the kicker! so my goal as of the new year is to reduce my daily carb intake (mainly sugar) so that hopefully it will help with my weight loss goals. when i first started on insulin, i was taking about 15-17 units a day. now i'm up to 24-28 units a day. i'm sure that's why i put on 15 pounds since being on insulin - i just want it back off!

Comment by Deborah on January 18, 2014 at 10:16am

Well, I haven't lost weight (yet), but after a month of more exercise + better diet my A1C is down to 6.5. I'm buoyed by this news and gonna keep on with my new routine.
This week I'm adding an additional set to my strength training circuit. Instead of 2 eggs for breakfast, I've replaced 2 eggwhites for 1 of the whole eggs.

Comment by Deborah on January 8, 2014 at 8:19am

I'm 52 yr old woman, dxed T2 3 years ago. I am 20 lbs. above a healthy BMI. My goal is to lose 10 lbs by May. (Why not all 20? Because I'd go crazy living on so little food!) My main motivation now is to see if this will help decrease my A1C (7.0)--certainly the better habits involved should have that effect.
I joined a new gym 3 weeks ago & am quite enchanted by it! I love the range of equipment & have been working out longer & pushing myself harder. All good!
Food-wise, I'm now starting the day with a glass of water & continuing my usual lower carb routine (under 100 g).
My biggest demon: nighttime snacking. This is a long-time crutch, but maybe I'll beat it this time. This 4th meal is probably explains the extra 20 lbs. And definitely not good for my diabetes!

Comment by Sammy on September 15, 2013 at 7:13pm

Hi Everyone!
I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to this site and I'm still finding my way around it! :)
Anyway my name is Sam, I'm 24 and from Melbourne, Australia. I've had T1D for 9 years and am on an insulin pump.
Feel free to add me! I'm excited to meet others who can understand what its like living with diabetes. :)

Comment by Andurea on March 24, 2013 at 10:43am
Andurea replied to Ann's discussion 'Game Medical Terms ABC'
"Today is day one on Qsymia "diet pill" anyone else trying this drug and have some information to share? Just a note I have considered the pros, cons and potential side effects so no need to repeat here. Thanks for sharing in advance!"
Comment by Carm on November 30, 2012 at 7:50am

Hi, I want to join up with others who are struggling with weight and diabetes. it has been proven if I go to the gym regularly and stay on a perfect menu, I do lose weight...... hopefully here I can find friends and support to get back on track and to stay there and look much better while I am still feeling young and active. What a shame to go down fat and off track..

Comment by Marcia Skidmore on August 14, 2012 at 2:58pm

I go with the super glue theory! Thanks! I'm not giving up. I've lost 120 lbs. but I still have a way to go and its hard! I went out and bought myself some watercolor supplies to cheer me up! Good idea. Be joyful!

Comment by bikette on August 14, 2012 at 6:43am

Sooo true, Marcia... and so demoralizing! I have asked your question of my dietitian and been told to bump up my proteins in a big way. She said it might stimulate or 'shock' my metabolism into a more normal mode since it's currently in "starvation mode".

Your body is telling you you're starving and is trying to do you the favour of not letting you die! I know - even knowing why doesn't help those numbers shrink, but it's a start!

I use a whey protein powder that gives me about 33 g protein when I add it to cup of skim milk.... and I try to drink 2 cups a day. The whey powder was even chocolate flavoured so it really 'felt' like a cheat but wasn't.

The other old saw is (the fact that) muscle does indeed weigh more than fat so the exercise you're doing is helping! I noticed that I'm still shrinking a bit - or my clothes are growing ... but that scale still won't budge. I think maybe someone super-glued it while I slept.

It might feel good to do something to celebrate your efforts and success so far... something other than a box of donuts, of course, but maybe you owe you a new outfit or hairdo or even something on a bracelet to commemorate your amazing accomplishments.

But mainly - most importantly ....

Comment by Marcia Skidmore on August 14, 2012 at 5:49am

THE MOTHER OF ALL PLATEAUS -- I am there and it is awful. I have spent the entire summer watching my food and going to the gym - 1 hour every day - mixing it up, working hard, doing everything I can think of AND I HAVEN"T LOST A POUND. This is depressing. They tell me to celebrate the Non Scale Victories -- the heck with that - I WANT TO SEE SOME NUMBERS CHANGE! and when you aren't losing all you can THINK about is why not!?!?!?!? Yikes.

Comment by PaulaO on March 17, 2012 at 12:09am

You need to exercise slowly. Watch your glucose carefully. Some people exercise for 15 minutes then test. Eat some carbs before you start. And especially talk to your doc first! Ask him/her for advice on how you should approach this.

Some people, their glucose drops when they exercise. Others, it raises. Test your blood, exercise for 15-20 minutes, test again. Rinse, repeat. If you notice a significant drop or increase, stop.

As for snacking with hypos, again, figure out what it takes to get it back up. Plan it out. Keep things on hand just for this. For me, I eat a spoonful of peanut butter then make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Or eat one of those individual packs of 100 calorie snacks. That combination works for me.

The goal with weight loss is to lose about 1-2 pounds a week. You'll lose more some weeks, less on others. Just keep at it. The slower you lose the weight the better because then it will take longer to come back if you slide. Some people like to vary their exercise to keep it interesting. Especially change it if you hit a plateau. Any exercise where your heart rate increases is what you want. Climb real stairs. Park further away at the mall. Walk the dog further. Roller blade. Jog. Walk fast. Etc.

And again, talk to your doctor or to a registered dietician. He/she will be able to help, too. I got the best advice from the dietician!


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