I am 41 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes at age 17. Tough age without the added burden of managing diabetes!! I've never been very vigilan about my blood sugar control and am lucky enough to have no serious complications yet. But I know my time is coming if I don't change my ways and get things under control. Last A1C was 11.something!!! Have always been thin and in fairly good shape without having to do anything as far as exercise. I have packed on about 30-35lbs over the past 3 years due to stress, inactivity, life in general...and am serious about shedding this extra weight and getting in great shape as well as controlling my diabetes. My problem is that I never received any education about exercising with Type I and don't know how to manage food with it. So I know very little about what's happening to me - having lots of liver dump problems and spiking blood sugars after exercise. I feel like a beginner! Would love advice on getting myself back on track and/or exercising tips to avoid the liver dump. Thanks everyone and I'm so glad I found this forum!!