Hi! I am a 43 year old diabetic. I have been insulin dependent for the past 21 years. I have a 17 year old daughter, and a 20 year old son. I was first diagnosed when I was trying to get pregnant with my first child. I was thrilled when I was feeling nauseated and having to urinate a lot because I thought I was pregnant. So, I went to the doctor and turned out I wasn't pregnant, I was diabetic. I controlled my sugars with oral meds and diet for a few months until I did get pregnant. I went on insulin then and never was able to come off of it. So here I am at 43 trying to take back my health. I've joined a gym and have been doing approximately 45 minutes of cardio a day. By doing this, I have be able to almost cut my daily dose of Lantus insulin in half. I was taking 90 units of Lantus every morning, and sliding scale Humalog throughout the day. I am now taking 55 units of Lantus every morning. I am trying to lose weight, but boy is it being stubborn. I am using My Fitness Pal online to log my exercise and calories and keeping up with my blood sugars in the comment fields. I am trying out "counting carbs" for really the first time. My A1c is usually in the 7.5 to 7.9 area, except lately it has jumped into the 8.0 to 8.5 range. I have not had an A1c test since I've started exercising (1 month now). I will soon, though. I am hoping to see some good results from my efforts. I am hoping to becoming as aware and informed as I can, so I can improve my health, lose weight, and live a better life. Can anyone explain to me why it is hard for diabetic to lose weight? Any tips on weight loss. I'm 5'5'' and weigh 170 lbs. My goal is to lose 40 to 50 lbs. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!