So, I have been a diabetic since 1985 and a pump user for the past year. I quit smoking 5 years ago and immediately put on 30 pounds. I have tried working out at the gym with a trainer, LA Weight Loss, WW, other fad diets, a nutritionist and nothing seems to work. I typically eat 900 cals per day. The nutritionist upped me to 1200 cals and I gained more weight. Grrr! I am also on Symlin which is supposed to aid in weight loss. Not that I want to lose 30 pounds but 15-20 would be great.
I realize that insulin has a tendency to make it difficult to lose weight but is there a way? I am frustrated…and broke…and still chubby. haha! In fact, the insanity has gone as far to think ‘Oh, if I make my sugars run high, then I will lose weight.’ Since I am 40 and my A1C has been a consistent 6.4, I’d really like to maintain good health. I also know that ‘a chubby diabetic is a healthy diabetic’ but that just sucks.
Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!