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Help Needed- Weight Loss with Type I Diabetes

My daughter has had diabetes for 4 years and has experienced significant weight gain.  She has tried over the years to lose with diet and exercise but to no avail.  She has recently done south beach for one month and followed it religiously.  She lost practically no weight.  She also exercise at least five times a week for an hour and a half.  She is very frustrated and I don't have any answers.  Unfortunately, her doctors over the years don't seem to be able to help.  Should we be looking at type of insulin.  Does high protein
help?  Her weight is in her back across her shoulders and stomach.
She usually injects in her stomach and sometimes her thighs.  Does site matter?  Any suggestions would be so appreciated.  Thank you.
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Does she have a buffalo hump on the top of her spine, where the spine meets the neck?
The areas where you say she has weight gain can occur with high cortisol levels - cortisol comes from the adrenal glands that sit on top of the kidneys.  I've also read that PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) can mimic high cortisol weight gain.  PCOS is associated with carbohydrate intolerance.  It's possible the South Beach diet isn't restrictive enough for her.  She might need Atkins.  But I wouldn't do that diet unless the doctor ok's it because of her type 1 diabetes.   Gluten, which is in wheat, barley, rye and possibly oats, might be something for her to eliminate.  It helped my daughter lose weight - and she never overate to begin with.  Hang in there!  
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first off...how old is your daughter?...my son is 11 and overweight but his doctor says he doesnt want him to loose weight, just not to gain and he will grow into it....i guess it depends on age..I dont know if where she injects matters though..she may need to work out more and be careful of s.beach stuff it can cause awful belly issues...take care..and good luck !!
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