I am new here and have had T1 for 27 years. Diagnosed age 21 and now age 48. I have been on a pump since 2005 that coincided with my first and only pregnancy - she’s 11 now. Before that, I was always thin. I am 5’6" and had always weighed in the 120s. Went on Lantus in 2002 and gained 10lbs but was still ok at that weight of around 135-138. Pregnancy made me gain 45lbs and after baby, never lost it all, stayed around 154 for years. Then 3 years ago, had to go on a new med for another health issue, and ballooned up almost 20 lbs because it made me have severe cravings. I am now on the lowest dose of that med and cravings are gone but still cannot lose weight. I have tried every diet around - low-carb, carb cycling, Weight Watchers, Trim Healthy Mamas, was even on Phentermine and no weight loss. I’ve tried keeping calories to around 1200-1300 using My Fitness Pal and no loss. I walk 30-45mins 4x per week. I even did a boot camp for a month and experienced 0 weight loss. I am incredibly frustrated and at my wit’s end. I’ve been to countless nutritionists here and they are worthless - they don’t understand how insulin is hindering weight loss and never tell me anything new. I tried Symlin and saw a modest loss of 3-4 lbs but it made my lows so horrible, it was scary and I could not tolerate staying on it.
Has anyone successfully lost weight while on a pump? What can I do? What am I doing wrong? I am sad and feel badly about myself at this weight. I’d be happy with even a 10lb loss at this point but I can’t even get to 1-2lbs loss.
I have considered using Integrated Diabetes services online b/c they have a weight loss plan that they can customize but it is incredibly expensive and not covered by insurance. I thought I’d see here if anyone has any advice before going that route but I am desperate.