I was going to put type 1 in the topic, but this is type1nation, eh?
I want to agree, we don’t eat our way to type 1 diabetes or LADA. I also want to acknowledge that not everybody is destine to a perfect physique. I’ve always been a long-tall-drink-of-water. I know folks that have always been built like a fire hydrant.
What I am mindful of is how we can administer insulin and then eat to that dose (i.e., gain weight) or we can eat to our metabolism and give the insulin we need for a proper diet.
Stemming from my diagnosis earlier this year, I had 30 pounds of unchecked weight loss. I’m now using insulin and likely to live a long and healthy life - God willing. I favor the complex carbs now and that staves off rapid return of appetite after eating. Now, if I want to eat less, I’d go low. If I want to eat more, I’d go high. If I want to eat more and not go high, I’d give more insulin. If I want to east less and not go low, I’d reduce my insulin. What I want to do is not gain 30 pounds back, but. . .
So, I’m looking to discuss this fine balance. For NOW, I’m holding my own at 6’-5" and 185 pounds. Yea me! Then again, I sort of need to rebuild muscle, strength and other such details. I’m a bit flummoxed. . .