Yes I am aware of that. And with me too. The tighter I made my control, the easier I gain weight.
I think about what I’m eating every day all day. I know how many carbs I eat and I have a good idea how many calories, although I don’t really count calories on purpose.
I need to account for every carb with insulin.
When your attention is pointed at what you eat, you become aware of what you eat.
It’s not like we can’t gain weight. But if we were eating 5000 calories a day, we would know it. A lot of people just eat all day and don’t really know how much they eat.
We diabetics really can’t do that. When I get to a point that I’ve taken 25 units of insulin in a day bolus, I know I’ve had a days worth. If I’m at a party etc, I might be at 35, and say wow I need to stop eating.
Do you know diabetics who aren’t like this? An average type 1 like me using 25 units bolus in an average day, surging to 100?
And not worrying about it or stop eating?
This has become a fascinating subject for me. Maybe I’m too wrapped up in my own experience to realize some people do that.
Understand that I was diagnosed at a time when we didn’t know a lot and we didn’t have a lot of the tools we have now, so I learned to be very regulated in my eating.
Throughout my 20s I pretty much ate the same 5/6 meals because I knew how to dose them.
Now I have a cgm and pump and I know how to count carbs. So I’m not as limited as I used to be.
But maybe people who were diagnosed more recently were not forced into that way of eating.
I know how tough it is to lose weight as a type 1, I always crash when I try to lose weight. I really want to lose 15 lbs, but I guess I’m not that motivated right now.
If I had 100 to lose maybe I would be less motivated. Hard to say.