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Weight gain with type 1

My daughter is 38 and has had type 1 for 30 years.  Over the last two years she has put on considerable weight which is making her depressed, she has also recently broken her leg and is finding it really hard to manage on the crutches because of her weight.  Is there any regime she can follow to try and reduce her weight.  When fit she does swim once a week and also attends Bokwa classes.
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Low carb diet will help her lose weight.  It will also reduce her insulin requirements (so she needs to monitor carefully).

There are many online links (you will need to search as I'm not allowed to post links here) if you google low carb  and diabetes management.

For an excellent book look for "diabetes solutions" by Dr. Richard Bernstein.  I found that book revolutionised how I think about diabetes and how I manage it for myself (all for the better).
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Hello,
To lose weight a careful diet and regular exercise is necessary. Your daughter should eat Eggs, beans, green tea, salads, fruits like pears, papayas, soups like chichken soup, lean meats, tofu, nuts, high fiber cereal, nuts like walnuts, oatmeal, brown rice and multigrain hot cereals.
Regarding foods that she should avoid in order not to gain any weight are fizzy drinks, processed foods, oily and fried foods, Red meat, butter, whole-fat cheese, Margarine (especially stick), cakes, pies, frostings and fried foods (i.e., French fries, fried chicken), hot dogs, cheese, tomato sauce, canned and dried soup, deli meat, frozen pizza, potato and pasta mixes and frozen dinners.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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