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What to Know About Type 1 Diabetes and Weight Loss

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Feet on a scale, weight loss concept.
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Female diabetic preparing syringe.
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Insulin isn’t the only crucial hormone you’re not producing


Fruits and vegetables overflowing basket.
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Nutrition is key!


Woman wants the cookies but is denying herself.
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Don’t try to eliminate all carbs


People walking on park trail.
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Walking burns the most fat and the least sugar


Time to eat concept, a clock on plate.
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“Intermittent Fasting” can be done safely with type 1 diabetes


Arrow with downward trajectory.
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Your insulin needs will drop immediately—before you’ve even lost a pound


continued weight loss concept, stepping on scale with measuring tape.
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Your insulin needs will continue to drop, with every few pounds you lose


Low blood sugar, on monitor.
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Fix the lows, then fix the highs


Donuts with sprinkles, yummy.
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Plan your “treat day”


Time concept, hourglass timer with day calendar.
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It can take a while to lose the weight


Ginger Vieira

Ginger Vieira

@GingerVieira

Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014. She is the author of Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout, Emotional Eating with Diabetes, and Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger contributes regularly for Diabetes Strong, Healthline, HealthCentral, DiabetesDaily, EverydayHealth, and her YouTube channel. Her background includes a B.S. in professional writing, certifications in cognitive coaching, Ashtanga yoga, and personal training, with several records in drug-free powerlifting. She lives in Vermont with her husband, their two daughters, and their dog, Pedro.