I'm in serious need of some help, from people who actually understand what I'm going through!
So, I'm female, 30 years old and was diagnosed type 1 diabetic at 15. For the past 13 years, I've pretty much just pretended I didn't have the disease and am now suffering with eye and kidney problems.
Due to this, I've started taking my insulin as needed (glargine and novorapid), and over the past two years I've put on 4.5 stone.
I love my food, always been overweight but the point I'm at now is just ridiculous and I can't seem to shift it and I've also developed high blood pressure. In a recent trip to the GP I was told that with a healthy diet, carb counting and 50 mins (!!!!) of exercise every day, I can expect to lose 3lbs in 3 months. Hardly seems worth it?.?!!
What I'm hoping for, is to talk to people that might be experiencing the same thing, and share ideas/tips etc. I find it difficult to find meals where I feel satisfied, I can't live on salad forever and it just means I end up having lots of snacks! I'm really struggling, and that's probably made worse by the fact that I don't know anyone else with diabetes.
Looking forward to some helpful responses!