Hi Everyone,I have been a type one Diabetic for about 16 years. I've been a pumper for about 10. Before I became a pumper, I would take a combo of insulin and metformin... did that for about two…Continue
"Insightful. I am a reader, as a lad I read about a book a day. Work interferes with that now but I read while I eat. In the past that made it hard to "push away" from the table and easy to keep nibbling and reading.
My job involves looking…"
"I feel your pain. two or 3 years ago I shaped up and got tight BG control. I went on a pump & CGM and did wonderfully. In the process, I gained about 20 lbs. Last summer I got pregnant, gaining about 20lbs total. I dropped the pregnancy weight…"
"Yes! I had my baby almost 5 months ago. I watched my numbers like a hawk while I was pregnant but now my priority is my baby girl. I just started watching my blood sugar again now that my daughter is sleeping better and eating every 3 1/2 hours…"
"I lost a lot of weight with exercise and reducing carbs. I just started cheating a bit over the past 2 months and already put on 10 lbs, need more insulin and have less energy. So I'm back on track now! I try to eat around 30g carb at each…"
"****Danger!******Danger*******One of those "professionals" commenting********
I have helped a whole lot of people loose weight. For PWD it is all about reducing the amount of insulin while still maintaining good control. After this you are…"
"What sort of physical activity are you doing to help with your weight issues? A lot of people are under the illusion that steady-state cardio is a good way to lose weight when it's actually potentially counter-productive. You might want to…"
"It is tough for T1 people to lose weight. I've never had to lose a great deal of weight, but I found that it got tougher to lose a decent amount of weight once I stopped taking Humlin R and NPH and moved over to Humalog and Lantus. That did not…"
"I had my thyroid removed about 10?years before being diagnosed with type1. What's is maddening is I have kept a level thyroid even since gaining 60 pounds. My endo even told me he guessed that Im one of those rare people who get fat with a…"
"Low Thyroid levels, so called hypothyroidism is well known to result in an inability to lose weight. Thyroid conditions are often undiagnosed or insufficiently treated and this can really make weight loss very difficult. Many people believe that it…"
"How do your morning sugars run and how high are you an hour after treating a low blood sugar? If you typically hit over two hundred after treating say a sixty two with an airhead candy then its over reaction from your liver. At least that's…"
"That is not a stupid question.
For me it was a couple of issues. When stomach empty and no more glucose from digestion, BG would slowly keep drifting up instead of stabalizing and stopping and then slowly drop.
Another clue is that peaks on…"
"I think it's hard first weeks. Then your body adjusts. Be sure to increase salt intake to lessen the carb withdrawls in transition times, usually a couple of weeks. They recommend to drink lowcarb instant broth."
Above is a photo of Diabetes Hands Foundation’s own Manny Hernandez with the stars of the Diabetes Co-Stars Video, “Strength in Numbers.” In case you haven’t heard the news yet, there is a new video making it’s way through the … Continue Reading
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading