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I have type 1 diabetes.. and I cannot for the life of me lose weight. I have to gyms in the past with no avail.. this time I chose to join a gym yet again and watch my calorie intake and get rid of the stubborn fat. I put all my energy into this.. it's been nearly two months and I can barely see a difference.

I don't do cardio at the gym, but I do heavy intense weight lifting which is known to greatly increase the metabolism even hours after the workout. I eat very healthy -- I mostly eat legumes with tuna for protein and healthy fats and carbohydrates. I eat jacket potatoes with tuna again. I eat chicken.. I eat pork with no fat. And nothing..

My sugar levels are constantly high. I go to the gym with a good sugar reading and I come back from the gym sky high. I made another thread regarding this and I was told to eat before the gym so my body doesn't create glucose from the liver for energy. I tried that... I still get back from the gym with high sugar levels.

Are my high sugar levels the cause that is preventing me to lose weight? Can I still lose fat if my sugar levels are high? I really need some input here.. I am starting to get depressed over this..
 

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What do you mean by "eating healthy"? If its eating by the food pyramid then you are getting to many carbs. carbs raise BGL. I find for me, even the ADA suggested meals are to carby for me. (The ADA meals seam to me to be a "hart healthy" meal plan)
 

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What do you mean by "eating healthy"? If its eating by the food pyramid then you are getting to many carbs. carbs raise BGL. I find for me, even the ADA suggested meals are to carby for me. (The ADA meals seam to me to be a "hart healthy" meal plan)
I don't count carbs, fat or protein intake. I watch my calories though.. I thought a calorie deficit was pretty much the important and basic factor of weight loss.
 

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Even if I don't actually count my intake by grams.. something fishy is going on. Seeing absolutely no progress just doesn't seem right...
 

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Try cutting your carbs. I've been on less than 100g per day since I was diagnosed, and for the last 6-8 months I've been on 50 or 60g per day. I do not limit fats in my diet - if that ol' porkchop has a thin ring of fat around it, I EAT it. :D I enjoy bacon & pork sausage and I eat tons of cheese. I have lost 30+ pounds & am still losing. If a sedentary old woman like me can lose weight, you can certainly accomplish it too.

I can't advise on your insulin or carb usage before or after your strenuous workouts, but I would caution you about working out if your BG is already high. Here is some advice about it from Mayo Clinics <click link
 
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