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Low Carb And Weight Loss In Type 1 Diabetes

Tweet In type 1 diabetes, the body doesn’t automatically respond to meals by releasing insulin, this has to be done manually through taking injections or through bolus doses via insulin pump. If you’re looking to lose weight, this can give an advantage, in a way, as it allows you to review exactly how much insulin you’re taking each day. By contrast, people without type 1 diabetes have no good way of knowing how much insulin they have in their body. A good rule of thumb is that the more units of insulin you take per day, the more likely you are to put on weight. See also more general advice in our guide to weight loss on a low-carb diet Less insulin intake, improved weight management Say Jill and Michelle are roughly the same height and both have type 1 diabetes. Jill is taking 50 units per day and Michelle is taking 100 units per day. Generally speaking, it’s more likely that Jill will be finding it easier to manage her weight than Michelle. So, if you’re looking to lose weight, one way to achieve this is to modify your diet, or eating habits, so that you take less insulin whilst maintaining good blood control. Warning note: We need to make an important safety note that 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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