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Is there any pills I can take to help me lose weight I'm a type 1 diabetic

Is there any pills I can take to help me lose weight I'm a type 1 diabetic
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The problem with taking a pill to lose weight is that this is often not a long term health solution.  People typically gain the weight right back and then some just like if they lose from a fad diet.  What about significant life style changes  Change your diet, exercise more?  Over time, doing this slowly has the best chance of permanent weight loss.  good luck
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Hi,

For type one diabetes, insulin dosing can accelerate weight gain. On the other hand insulin is essential for your health and well being.   Thus you want to use the minimum effective dose of insulin so that your blood sugars are kept normal for health, and your insulin levels are not excessive.

I am type 1, I find that eating a low carb diet (I follow Dr. Richard Bernstein's teachings, checkout Bernstein Diabetes University on U-tube, or look for his book "Diabetes Solutions") is the best way to reduce insulin requirements, and thus to assist in weight management.

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Losing weight can be difficult, if you have Type 1 diabetes. But it;s possiable
Reducing insulin intake safely.
Lower your protein intake.
Increase physical activity.
Reduce basal insulin gradually.
if you want alternative treatment for diabetes take homeopathy treatent for diabetes
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To lose weight the correct approach is to lower carbs, not protein. Monitor insulin doses carefully as you lower carbs as it is very likely that smaller doses of insulin will be required when eating less carbs.
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There are thousands of "magic diet pills" on the market.  My Endocrinologist and other doctors say none of them work.

I use diet and exercise.  I've been on the insulin pump for over 25 years. I've come down from 260 to 220 in about 2 years, so it's not going to happen over night.

Ask your diabetes team about geting a good dietician and exercise therapist.  It will do wonders for you.

I wish you well
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