The deal is that when your sugar is over 170,the excess is removed by your kidneys.
When you bring your sugars back into normal range the sugar is used or stored instead.
So all of the sugar you used to pee out is now being stored as fat.
I find this happens when ever I tighten my control too.
When you have tight control and your sugars are not going over the spill point of 170-180 you will be using or storing all the food you eat.
that simply means you are eating too much if you are gaining weight.
You just need to cut down your total volume of calories just like everyone else.
there is no magic pill. Or increase your exercise or both.
That is the inescapable reality that everyone has to deal with.
The odd thing is that a T1 out of control loses weight, and a T2 out of control gains weight. Either way I would rather be a fat T1 than a skinny, blind T1 in a wheelchair with burning pain in my feet that no longer work.
I would like to lose 15 lbs myself, of course I'm tall and you dont notice it unless Im naked, still it bothers me too. Just gotta get back to the gym thing more. the older we get the tougher it gets.
When I was diagnosed I was 6'3 and 155 lbs. I' 6'3 and 200 now. Every couple of years I gain 1 or 2 more :(