I just saw my endo today and spoke with him about my 6 month-long, 1200-1500 calories/day diet that has only yielded about a 10-15 pound weight loss. He offered that some type 1s have found it helpful for weight loss to take Metformin or Symlin (although, I gather that this injectible is ridonulously expensive and rarely covered by insurance companies because it’s so new).
Has anyone had experience taking either of these drugs (or other type 2 meds) in combination with their insulin regimen for weight loss? Are there any awful side-effects? I’m super curious about the results you have had (or not had)! I’m hesitant to put more drugs in my system as someone with a hypothyroidism (taking synthroid) and M.S. (taking yet another effing injectable), but crushing more poundage off my frame would be super awesome.