Type 1 diabetes and working out

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Avatar n tn I also noted the JAMA reminder/caution that food does not cause Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. This study and others looked at the impact of specific foods/timing of introduction in at-risk children. Please know that Type 2 is a completely different disease than Type 1. Type 1 is autoimmune, and researchers are striving to find out what triggers (or doesn't) trigger the disease. Type 2 has completely different origins.
Avatar n tn I am 24 years old and have had type 1 diabetes since 1 1/2 years old. I have been on the insulin pump for 4 years now and have experienced much better control....still not where it could be, but way better prior to the pump. Recently I have found myself wondering what is wrong with my memory. I have trouble remembering most of my childhood or even events that happened months ago. I can only truly remember portions of conversations I have. My boyfriend tells me all the time....
1341894 tn?1276129380 I don't know anything about Agent Orange and diabetes. Perhaps you can do a search on it. I also belong to a website with 15,000 members and if you send me a private message I'll give you that site as there are many more diabetics (and the people they may know) that might have some information. As for your type> Type 2 diabetes does not " turn into" Type 1.
Avatar n tn I feel soo much better after going to gym for aerobics or weight training and work out about 1 and half hour at the gym 3 times a week and play squash 1-2 time a week. I would strongly stress anyone to do some exercise than none as it really helps. Awaiting your comments and once again thank you very much for your help.
Avatar m tn Hi, if you have type 1 diabetes, but don't depend on insulin then you may actually not have type 1 diabetes. There are other types of diabetes that can follow a different course. These include mody type diabetes (genetic and there are various types, with different management considerations), LADA (adult onset type 1 and can be very slow onset, with dietary control). Your current numbers would appear to mean you don't have diabetes, or it is in remission.
Avatar f tn I'm 29 and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 18 months ago. it has been extremely difficult to lose weight since I got on insulin. i am on lantas/humalog and exercise regularly. If I work to reduce my lantus dosage while maintaining a proper blood sugar will that aid weight loss? Does anything out there help to boost metabolism in diabetics? Frustrated! Any ideas would be much appreciated.
Avatar n tn When I was first diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes as an infant, I had broken out with systemic Candidiasis, followed by lactic acidosis (Which makes sense to me now), which led to the diagnosis. Five years ago, I began to become quite pale, and soon broke out with a skin rash on the arms that was consistent with the pigmentation disorders that can be common among diabetics.
Avatar n tn I assume you get regularly tested for thyroid to make sure that isn't the cause of your weight gain and you don't need an adjustment in thyroid meds. Insulin doesn't make people gain weight, though sometimes people lose weight when initially diagnosed with very high numbers and when their blood sugar gets under control they continue eating the same way and gain weight. Another cause of weight gain in Type 1's is insulin resistance.
Avatar n tn Hi Dalki, Yes, in time your doctor will likely know for sure which type of diabetes you have. In addition to Type 1 and Type 2, there seems to be a type 1.5 ... tho' there's some thought that 1.5s are just in the early stages of Type 1. We DMers (folks with diabetes mellitis) and our docs often call that a honeymoon phase. I hope you're feeling better now that your bloodsugar has begun to come down. Things may remain volatile for a while, so try to be patient with yourself.
Avatar m tn I agree with gpguyway that you should talk to your doctor. My understanding is that oral diabetes meds are generally used in combination, with most people taking two or three different types. Then for some people who are Type II the oral meds eventually stop working. We start out as being "insulin resistent" which means that our bodies produce enough insulin but aren't adept at using the insulin we produce. Hence the oral meds.
Avatar n tn Even though I have always exercised regularly, I decided to put a avid effort forth and have been faithfully working out for three months now, and have not lost ONE pound. I have actually gained three -- which I know is muscle -- but my clothes are not fitting better, I am not seeing results in the mirror and it just seems as if "the fat wants to stay!" My A1C is a 6.4. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO? I am getting really frustrated with the lack of results. Thanks!
Avatar n tn I was relieved to be honest after reading your reply as far was aware i was only sufferer (or so it felt) of type 1 diabetes and cfs. The two conditions dont go well together and affects so many areas. I would be interested in talking further with yourself or your sister if you/her felt able? Unsure where you are based?
Avatar f tn Tony, You may remember I posted on the phenobarbital issue briefly but that was not the problem. Patty now has a crate that she can safely reside in when we go out and although she hates it she is protected from excited Joey if that really ever was the issue. Now that I am fully retired we do not leave her crated more than 3 hours while we shop once a week. Now that Patty is somewhat back to normal, Joey's problem is in the forefront. He was diagnosed this past Feb.
Avatar f tn I'm not familiar with Celiacs disease but type 1 diabetes has absolutely no effect on weight loss.. I have type 1 diabetes and I work out about 5 or 6 hours a day 5 days a week.
Avatar n tn **Does her GTT reslut look like a typical or early Type 1 GTT result??? **If the pancreas is sputtering, working then not working and going back to working, which appears to be the case from her eratic symptoms; when does it stop completely and diabetes take over? **Would treating with insulin help this sputtering/stopping and starting of her pancreas; and would early treatment help her to not become a severe diabetic?? ***What do I look for do distinguish that change?
Avatar n tn I have a friend whose husband has type-1 diabetes. He is in his early thirties and had a job for 3 years in which he had to drive around town. His blood sugar dropped one day when he was off work and he had an accident and lost his drivers license.
Avatar f tn I have had type 1 for 11 yrs now and I am 22. I just found out I am pregnant.we didn't plan to get pregnant until October.( one year of my a1c being in range). But it was sooner then expected. My a1c was 8.6 last month,and lately I have been very congested and have had sinus problems so ive been sick,and my blood sugars have been up and down.ive been trying to cut sugars and eat healthy and.not eat out.any notes that I need to take on being pregnant for the first time with diabetes?
Avatar n tn My husband and I are thinking about having another baby. I have been a type 1 since age 12 and am now 27. I had my daughter at age 23, and also went on the pump, and was extremely lucky because she was healthy although unplanned. I am working towards tighter control over the next several months to get my A1c down to >7. Right now I have been running a high A1c at about 9, so i have a ways to go.