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Patient Education: Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus And Diet (beyond The Basics)

TYPE 1 DIABETES OVERVIEW Diet and physical activity are critically important in the management of the ABCs (A1C, Blood pressure, and Cholesterol) of type 1 diabetes. To effectively manage glycated hemoglobin (A1C) and achieve stable blood sugar control, it is important to understand how to balance food intake, physical activity, and insulin. Making healthy food choices every day has both immediate and long-term effects. With education, practice, and assistance from a dietitian and/or a diabetes educator, it is possible to eat well and control diabetes. This topic discusses how to manage diet in people with type 1 diabetes. The role of diet and activity in managing blood pressure and cholesterol is reviewed separately. (See "Patient education: High blood pressure, diet, and weight (Beyond the Basics)" and "Patient education: High cholesterol and lipids (hyperlipidemia) (Beyond the Basics)".) WHY IS DIET IMPORTANT? Many factors affect how well diabetes is controlled. Many of these factors are controlled by the person with diabetes, including how much and what is eaten, how frequently the blood sugar is monitored, physical activity levels, and accuracy and consistency of medication do Continue reading >>

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  1. erinjane2378

    Best way to lose weight as a T1?

    Hi everyone,
    Wondering if anyone can give me any advice on the best way to lose weight as a T1? I gained almost 10 pounds after going on insulin recently and am having a really difficult time getting it off. I walk about 5 miles a day / 5x a week and lift weights 3x/wk, so I don't think exercise is the problem. I've been told that it is difficult for T1 diabetics to lose weight, but would like to hear your thoughts and experiences.
    Thanks!
    erin

  2. l0vaduck

    After years of struggling, over the past 16 months I've lost just over 5 stone (70lbs).
    The only way that's worked for me was to cut down severely on carbs which meant I could reduce my insulin doses.
    Obviously I also eat fairly healthily anyway, but I don't avoid fats - as a vegetarian I eat quite a lot of nuts and some full fat cheese.
    I set a target of how much insulin per meal, and kept my carbs within that limit. Eventually I found that I was able to reduce my background insulin as well. Steadily as the weight came off my ratios also went down (I must have been very insulin resistant).
    16 months ago I was on about 24 units of long acting insulin, and a total of at least 60 units of fast acting per day. Nowadays I take 8 units of long acting, and totals of between 24 and 30 of fast acting - but I vary this much more than I used to because I don't automatically eat lots of carbs with each meal, which I used to think was essential. Even though the carbs I was eating before were healthy: wholemeal - I was eating far too much of them.

  3. Tiger Lily

    i agree with lovaduck....... reduce the carbs and reduce the insulin....... keep the bg in a good range
    this will also impact your basal insulin when you lose weight, so that needs to be adjusted too
    i have 70 lbs to lose :-(
    sigh

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