Ok, so my situation is probably not typical. I’ve been searching online but have not found any really useful information. I do plan on bringing this up at my next appointment in Oct, but just want to be as educated on this as possible.
I’ve been working really hard to lower my A1c and as such at my last appointment in July we made some changes to my basal rates - slightly increasing. Since then I’ve noticed a few pounds of weight gain. I’m on the bottom end of the healthy weight range for my height, so people may not think it’s a big deal. However, as a professional dancer (ballet) and a model, my job requires me to be fairly thin.
I’d like to reduce my basal rate so I can prevent any further weight gain but the typical things recommended don’t apply to me.
I exercise for a living - 6-8 hours of dancing/day and on top of that go to the gym (treadmill) and do Pilates and Yoga. On weekends I’m usually hiking with my hubby.
I have Celiac disease and limit my carb intake. I eat a lot of veggies and protein. I make almost everything I eat from scratch and use organic items as much as possible.
So, what else can I do to lower my basal rate and still maintain BG control.
I don’t want anyone to think I’m being unreasonable but you have to understand my situation is not typical. I can’t just accept gaining weight, even if I’m already thin…it’s not an option for me.
Are there any herbal supplements known for increasing insulin sensitivity?
Any other ideas?