I am new to all this so please forgive me if this is a “stupid newbie” question.
A couple of months ago I was diagnosed with type one, and literally on Monday of this week I had my first full day of normal sugars. Yay!
Throughout this whole ordeal I have been gaining weight. My question is WHY.
I can’t seem to stop it from happening.
A little background.
I am an active person who enjoys being outside and doing things. Because of a recent back injury I have had to keep my exercising low impact so no more mountain biking, or surfing for a while. According to my back surgeon I need to build up my core muscles for a couple more months before I can get back into any of that. I have been doing yoga to build up those muscles without hurting my back.
So right now my cardio exercise comes in the form of walking. I carry a pedometer and I am up to almost 13 thousand steps a day. Most of that is done after dinner power walking with my wife. That is a good workout. By the time I am finished I am nice and tired, and my blood sugar is usually in the low 100’s.
My diet was slightly modified my endo team to include 60 carbs per meal. Previous to that I was eating more like 30-40 carbs per meal. I also keep the calories down to 2200 a day.
So there it is.
I can’t figure out why I am gaining weight.
Does anyone have any incite as to why this is happening.