How can a type 1 diabetic can loose weight fairly quickly?

I have had type 1 diabetes for 5 years now, and only recently have i found that when you are on a high dose of insulin (like me) it makes you hungry.

This explains my constant hunger. But this summer holidays i really want to go and loose quite a lot of weight. I have already dedicated my summer holidays this year to weight loss. But is there anything else i can do to help me?

if so i would be very greatful. =]

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8 Responses to “How can a type 1 diabetic can loose weight fairly quickly?”

  1. Ogmios said:

    1.) visit http://www.RDNmovement.com or http://www.rawfor30days.com

    2.) Drink Green (White) Tea
    http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20050420/black-tea-green-tea-good-for-diabetes (Yes, I know there mices)

    3.) Mona Vie Juice has been proven with helping lower diabetes and weight loss.
    http://www.mymonavie.com/diabetes/ (Raw Food)

    4.) Avoid Milk & Dairy — as they contain a protein called “Lactalbumin” which is a key factor in diabetes. Also milk is very fattening, and it contains too much cholesetrol. (see link below)

  2. J J Bear said:

    Google Rodale’s book, The DTour Diet.
    It costs about $40.00 incl. S/H, and it works.

    Once you lose wieght you will lbe less hungry, as explained in the book.

    This is not a difficult way to eat.

  3. Jared S said:

    It is really important that type 1 diabetic get plenty of exercise, which I am sure you know. I know how the hunger goes. My experience has been that if you can just resist eating when you have the insulin hunger and be tough for about a week, it gets better. Or you can make sure that when you do snack that it is something with plenty of fiber, but be sure to carb count. If you are always hungry you might talk with your doctor about lowering the basal rate on your pump at the times of day when you are most hungry or if you take lantus reducing your dose a little.

    Good luck.

  4. dogsbestfriend27 said:

    I am not sure about your eating habits are, but I would plan out eating more small portions (5), rather than just 3 big ones. It would keep the edge off during the day. I don’t know much about diabetes right now. But my son is diabetic, my mom was, my daughter is pre-diabetic, and their dad is diabetic. So I am really interested on not letting my path of life get to that point.

    So for me its important that I do lose some of my weight. I am waiting for my blood sugar test to come back next week.

  5. ricky85296 said:

    Hi,

    The plan of 5 small meals a day is a good one. Or three meals, and two or three snacks, with all of your daily calories split up between those 5-6 meals.

    One problem with all diabetics is that they need to take insulin to convert high blood sugar levels to body fats. So avoiding the high blood sugar levels will allow you to have a stable and lower blood sugar level without a requirement to take so much insulin to convert super high sugar levels into body fats.

    The Salk Institute is also doing some research on diabetics, and is looking at what the liver is doing to keep our weight higher than it needs to be.

    When a health person has a low blood sugar level, then the liver releases certain hormones, and this causes body fats to turn into blood sugars that can be used by the body for energy. You might be suffering like I am, with the inability to convert body fats into blood sugars. We already know that it is simple to make body fat – just take insulin. But converting the fat back into blood sugars is the part that does not work in all people.

    Lets say that you take in 1800 calories per day. If you where to somehow take in 100 calories per hour for 18 hours, and not eat the remaining 6 hours that you are sleeping, then your blood sugars probably could never spike over 150. Yet it seems like we must eat a few more calories per hour, and then skip some hours.

    Another question – what blood sugar level are you trying to maintain?

    If your doctor allows a little flexibility, then you allow the blood sugars to be a little on the higher side of the “Normal” range, you will not be taking quite as many units per day, thus converting less of the blood sugars into body fats, and also with slightly elevated blood sugars, you might not feel like your body is being starved.

    Another thing – if your meter is reading 120 when your sugars are actually 10% lower than that, your real blood sugar readings might be 10% lower than the meter readout. (meters can be off by up to 15%).

    So the next time that you are scheduled to do a A1c test and fasting blood sugar test at the doctor’s office, then also take measurements with your meter. The fasting test at the doctor’s office is very accurate. If your meter reads within 5%, then you know you are getting fairly close readings, and it is accurate enough. If your readings are more than 40% off, get another brand of meter. If all the readings are 10% to high or 10% to low, then keep the meter, and just adjust accordingly.

    I hope that these tips help. Whatever you do, never stop your insulin without a doctor’s advice. You will always require a certain amount of insulin. Yet I hope that you can reduce your blood sugar spikes, so that less insulin will be required.

    You might want to read Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes. in the book, Dr. Barnard writes about patients that have lost weight, and where able to stabilize their blood sugar levels, and then reduce medication once the lower levels are achieved.

    Good Luck!

  6. suzanne_una said:

    Don’t make any dietary changes until you talk to your doctor and a nutritionist! You can lose weight as a t1 (I lost 65 pounds in one year) but you need medical assistance to do it. Once you get a good diet plan that you can follow from the nutritionist and you add exercise to the mix, your insulin needs will come down so you need to be working with your doctor to avoid having lots of lows.

    Portion control and good carb choices are the easiest way to lose weight as a t1. If you choose carbs that don’t make your blood sugar spike as high when you eat them then you insulin needs come down. So food choices and weight loss will get you off the insulin/fat rollercoaster. If you are on too much insulin then you have to eat more to avoid going low which means you get too many calories. Then you maintain or gain weight. Good luck!

  7. joshyzgirl said:

    Hey i found an artical on something called a trimball…I am just wanting to loose from about ten to 15 pounds. My grandma said i should try it. I am gonna talk to my doctor about it first but it sounds like it would be nice to try it has something to help you lose up to 20 pounds…..one that helps you lose between 20 and 35 pounds and one that could help you lose between 35 and 50 pounds.My grandmother wants to try it because she was getting lapband because she has been trying to lose weight and nothing was working so the doctor and her agreed the lapband might be good but since we found this new thing she wants to try it.. She wants me to try it to help get rid of the baby weight i haven’t been able to lose. You should really check it out. After i talk with my doctor i plan to try it out. Here is the site http://www.TrimBallEXP200.com/TB028. I am 18 years old by the way. 19 in september. Good Luck

  8. InteractiveJunkie said:

    I would suggest to confirm with your Dr. what can be done. do you have any limitations? You should do activities that you like so that it will not seem like a “workout”

    Here are a few links that should help:
    http://www.diabetes.org/weightloss-and-exercise.jsp
    http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/diabetes/living/351.html

    good luck!




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How can a type 1 diabetic can loose weight fairly quickly?

I have had type 1 diabetes for 5 years now, and only recently have i found that when you are on a high dose of insulin (like me) it makes you hungry.

This explains my constant hunger. But this summer holidays i really want to go and loose quite a lot of weight. I have already dedicated my summer holidays this year to weight loss. But is there anything else i can do to help me?

if so i would be very greatful. =]

Related Items

8 Responses to “How can a type 1 diabetic can loose weight fairly quickly?”

  1. Ogmios said:

    1.) visit http://www.RDNmovement.com or http://www.rawfor30days.com

    2.) Drink Green (White) Tea
    http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20050420/black-tea-green-tea-good-for-diabetes (Yes, I know there mices)

    3.) Mona Vie Juice has been proven with helping lower diabetes and weight loss.
    http://www.mymonavie.com/diabetes/ (Raw Food)

    4.) Avoid Milk & Dairy — as they contain a protein called “Lactalbumin” which is a key factor in diabetes. Also milk is very fattening, and it contains too much cholesetrol. (see link below)

  2. J J Bear said:

    Google Rodale’s book, The DTour Diet.
    It costs about $40.00 incl. S/H, and it works.

    Once you lose wieght you will lbe less hungry, as explained in the book.

    This is not a difficult way to eat.

  3. Jared S said:

    It is really important that type 1 diabetic get plenty of exercise, which I am sure you know. I know how the hunger goes. My experience has been that if you can just resist eating when you have the insulin hunger and be tough for about a week, it gets better. Or you can make sure that when you do snack that it is something with plenty of fiber, but be sure to carb count. If you are always hungry you might talk with your doctor about lowering the basal rate on your pump at the times of day when you are most hungry or if you take lantus reducing your dose a little.

    Good luck.

  4. dogsbestfriend27 said:

    I am not sure about your eating habits are, but I would plan out eating more small portions (5), rather than just 3 big ones. It would keep the edge off during the day. I don’t know much about diabetes right now. But my son is diabetic, my mom was, my daughter is pre-diabetic, and their dad is diabetic. So I am really interested on not letting my path of life get to that point.

    So for me its important that I do lose some of my weight. I am waiting for my blood sugar test to come back next week.

  5. ricky85296 said:

    Hi,

    The plan of 5 small meals a day is a good one. Or three meals, and two or three snacks, with all of your daily calories split up between those 5-6 meals.

    One problem with all diabetics is that they need to take insulin to convert high blood sugar levels to body fats. So avoiding the high blood sugar levels will allow you to have a stable and lower blood sugar level without a requirement to take so much insulin to convert super high sugar levels into body fats.

    The Salk Institute is also doing some research on diabetics, and is looking at what the liver is doing to keep our weight higher than it needs to be.

    When a health person has a low blood sugar level, then the liver releases certain hormones, and this causes body fats to turn into blood sugars that can be used by the body for energy. You might be suffering like I am, with the inability to convert body fats into blood sugars. We already know that it is simple to make body fat – just take insulin. But converting the fat back into blood sugars is the part that does not work in all people.

    Lets say that you take in 1800 calories per day. If you where to somehow take in 100 calories per hour for 18 hours, and not eat the remaining 6 hours that you are sleeping, then your blood sugars probably could never spike over 150. Yet it seems like we must eat a few more calories per hour, and then skip some hours.

    Another question – what blood sugar level are you trying to maintain?

    If your doctor allows a little flexibility, then you allow the blood sugars to be a little on the higher side of the “Normal” range, you will not be taking quite as many units per day, thus converting less of the blood sugars into body fats, and also with slightly elevated blood sugars, you might not feel like your body is being starved.

    Another thing – if your meter is reading 120 when your sugars are actually 10% lower than that, your real blood sugar readings might be 10% lower than the meter readout. (meters can be off by up to 15%).

    So the next time that you are scheduled to do a A1c test and fasting blood sugar test at the doctor’s office, then also take measurements with your meter. The fasting test at the doctor’s office is very accurate. If your meter reads within 5%, then you know you are getting fairly close readings, and it is accurate enough. If your readings are more than 40% off, get another brand of meter. If all the readings are 10% to high or 10% to low, then keep the meter, and just adjust accordingly.

    I hope that these tips help. Whatever you do, never stop your insulin without a doctor’s advice. You will always require a certain amount of insulin. Yet I hope that you can reduce your blood sugar spikes, so that less insulin will be required.

    You might want to read Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes. in the book, Dr. Barnard writes about patients that have lost weight, and where able to stabilize their blood sugar levels, and then reduce medication once the lower levels are achieved.

    Good Luck!

  6. suzanne_una said:

    Don’t make any dietary changes until you talk to your doctor and a nutritionist! You can lose weight as a t1 (I lost 65 pounds in one year) but you need medical assistance to do it. Once you get a good diet plan that you can follow from the nutritionist and you add exercise to the mix, your insulin needs will come down so you need to be working with your doctor to avoid having lots of lows.

    Portion control and good carb choices are the easiest way to lose weight as a t1. If you choose carbs that don’t make your blood sugar spike as high when you eat them then you insulin needs come down. So food choices and weight loss will get you off the insulin/fat rollercoaster. If you are on too much insulin then you have to eat more to avoid going low which means you get too many calories. Then you maintain or gain weight. Good luck!

  7. joshyzgirl said:

    Hey i found an artical on something called a trimball…I am just wanting to loose from about ten to 15 pounds. My grandma said i should try it. I am gonna talk to my doctor about it first but it sounds like it would be nice to try it has something to help you lose up to 20 pounds…..one that helps you lose between 20 and 35 pounds and one that could help you lose between 35 and 50 pounds.My grandmother wants to try it because she was getting lapband because she has been trying to lose weight and nothing was working so the doctor and her agreed the lapband might be good but since we found this new thing she wants to try it.. She wants me to try it to help get rid of the baby weight i haven’t been able to lose. You should really check it out. After i talk with my doctor i plan to try it out. Here is the site http://www.TrimBallEXP200.com/TB028. I am 18 years old by the way. 19 in september. Good Luck

  8. InteractiveJunkie said:

    I would suggest to confirm with your Dr. what can be done. do you have any limitations? You should do activities that you like so that it will not seem like a “workout”

    Here are a few links that should help:
    http://www.diabetes.org/weightloss-and-exercise.jsp
    http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/diabetes/living/351.html

    good luck!




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