I have been a type one Diabetic for about 16 years. I've been a pumper for about 10. Before I became a pumper, I would take a combo of insulin and metformin... did that for about two years and lost a HUGE amount of weight (I was always a chunky kid)... once I got off the metformin and started pumping my weight began to climb back up. Two years ago, I had a baby, and during my pregnancy my appetite was non existent so after I gave birth, I came out 20 lbs lighter...however, I now find myself back up about 30 lbs.
In Feb. I tried Phentermine (perscribed by a weight loss doc to me) and it worked wonders... pulled down my appetite and gave me some energy so I started making better food choices, drinking only water and working out 4 - 6 times a week. I lost 12 lbs in a month, but when I saw my blood pressure was through the roof, I stopped it b/c I didnt want to thrust myself into hypertention on top of the diabetes. Now, I have gained it all back even though I still have maintained some of my new good habbits. It has been a month since the Phentermine and I only drink water, I work out still about 4 times a week, I walk more, I count calories.... *sigh* and I still can't lose weight.
I did a search about type 1 insulin dependents and losing weight and I see that this is harder for us to do. Has anyone else conquered the weight loss battle on insulin? If so, please share how you did it and please give me any tips you may have. I am at my breaking point!