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A 18-year-old member asked:

How to lose weight with type one diabetes?

4 doctor answers17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Exercise: The best way is like with any other condition, diet and exercise. Specially the exercise on the regular basis with help decrease the Insulin dose and by doing that you will have less appetite, eating less and requiring less insulin, like a vicious cycle.
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Carefully: Weight loss for you is the same as for a non-diabetic: lower caloric intake and increase physical activity. However, i'm glad you asked, bc as a type 1 diabetic, doing those things will require you to change your Insulin regimen. Work with a dietician to make a balanced, carbohydrate consistent meal plan. Work with your endocrinologist for alterations in your Insulin regimen for work-out days.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Eat a lot less.: Eat less - count your carbs very carefully - use less Insulin - exercise everyday - get your hba1c below 6.5%. An overweight type one is not good.
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Medically supervised: Diabetes is a serious disease and it is best to follow in a medically monitored program. Physician guidance can help monitor the sugars and blood pressure changes that can occur in a weight loss program. Also the use of appetite suppressants maybe used which have to be monitored. Insulin levels will need to be adjusted with exercise. Get help so you won't have complications.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is it harder for diabetics type 1 to lose weight?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Yes and no: It is harder because they are on Insulin and Insulin stimulates appetite and often weight gain -- but it is still possible through careful diet and exercise. Check w/your nurse educators and dietitians.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I lose weight in one week?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Don't rush weight : Loss. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed.You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm.

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