Thank you everyone for the posts! Although it is a struggle sounds like I am not the only one out there - which sometimes it felt that way. I do have Kaiser - so I am sure it would be a covered expense - I suppose it is something I should try and if I really can't get used to it then I can always go back to the injections - but with the pump you have to count carbs and stuff right? Something I am not good at what so ever lol. My boss did WW and he lost alot of weight - granted he didn't have the hurdles of being a T1 but all things are possible right?!?
With a pum you have to count carbs or be able to estimate how much insulin you need to cover a meal. So you can enter the exact carbs eaten into your pump, or tell it to give you 4u or insulin because you know that's how much it takes to cover the sandwich you just ate.
Think the One Touch Ping has a remote that allows you to look up foods and carb counts to make it easier.
T1 since 1977 Minimed pump since 2002
i am T1 (for 26yrs) and my aunt is T2. she was a little heavy for a while and then i notice that she'd lost some weight...she said she was watching oprah they were reviewing jorge cruise's "three hour diet" book. i reminded my aunt that is basically the "diabetic diet". divide your three square meals into six and eat every three hours. your metabolism stops working after 3 hours and worries you'll never feed it again (silly body!) so it begins to hold on to your fat reserve for later. if you eat every three hours, you keep "kick starting" your metabolism, ergo, you metabolise ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU EAT! eat every three hours but remember to eat healthy! it has been working for me and for thre past ten yrs. good luck and keep us updated! i want to know what ends up working for you!
Hi, T1 here for 35 years now. 2 pregnancies and lots of weight gain and loss. Just like any trainer will say "you have to burn more than you take in".
MOST important don't do what I did and start skipping meals. It will slow your metabolism down and you will only gain weight with out a doubt. Gotta keep the metabolism going and the best way to do so is to eat small meals ever few hours.
I would also ask your doc more about the pump, I had an older doctor for a long time and he always said I didn't need it as well, then I moved and my new doc said I should have been on it all along. It will add 20 years to your life if well maintained. :)
Good luck to you~
Tina F T1 since 77
DISCLAIMER: YES, I have Diabetes! But if you tell me what to eat and how to live, I'm healthy enough to beat you up! Lol