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Weight and Weight Loss

  1. Is Victoza, taken to aid in weight loss, safe for a teen with type 1? (27 Aug 2014)
  2. Since December, my daughter has gained 10 pounds, eating 1500-2000 calories per day. She runs on a University track team and had a recent A1c of 8.2. Do you have any advice? (14 Apr 2014)
  3. My son wants to take fat burner tablets to help reduce his weight. Would they affect his type 1 diabetes? Do you recommend any particular brand? (26 Mar 2014)
  4. A year ago, my daughter's A1c was 9.6. She struggled to keep from gaining weight. Now, her A1c is 7.6 and she has lost weight. Can consistent highs prevent weight loss even when on a low calorie/low carbohydrate diet? (19 Nov 2013)
  5. After his initial diagnosis nine months ago, my son started to regain the weight he'd lost. Now that he's up to the 88th percentile for his age, I worry about the long-term impacts. Am I worrying needlessly? (11 Jan 2013)
  6. Are weight loss/fat burning supplements safe for those with type 1? I am gaining weight since my diagnosis despite a healthy diet and exercise. (19 Sep 2012)
  7. My son, who has had type 1 for 25 years, has lost weight and cannot gain it back. His doctor says it is unrelated to his diabetes. What could be going on? (23 Mar 2012)
  8. Do people with type 1 develop muscles more easily when exercising? Is it safe to exercise right after eating to help reduce amount of insulin that is needed? (4 Nov 2011)
  9. The nurse practitioner said my daughter's belly fat will cause poor outcomes. What kind of outcomes? Why would the NP make such a comment in front of my daughter? Though she's in the 95th percentile, my daughter is not obese. (18 Oct 2011)
  10. Despite a lot of exercise and a very well balanced diet, my teen daughter continues to gain weight. Do you have any suggestions? (11 Apr 2011)
  11. I bought a supplement to help me gain weight, but it has a lot of carbohydrates. The package says it is not for those with diabetes. Is this safe for me to take? (19 Nov 2010)
  12. Are endocrinologists using Symlin for type 1 diabetes mellitus in addition to Humalog? Could it help prevent weight gain? (17 May 2010)
  13. After 10 years with type 1, I am tired of injections. Is there any way to get a "normal" life? I am thin. How can I gain weight? (19 Jan 2010)
  14. How do I know if my 14-year-old son has an eating disorder? He lost 16 pounds over the summer and has kept it off. We struggle to get him to eat. (22 Dec 2009)
  15. My teen daughter maintains an A1c between 6.8 and 7.0. She works out, but struggles with her weight. Is it true that those with tight control tend to weigh more? (23 Oct 2009)
  16. Since starting to swim and jump on a trampoline in May, my daughter has lost about 6.5 inches from her waist, but has not lost weight. How can we further reduce her belly fat? (3 Aug 2009)
  17. Last summer, my menstrual cycle stopped and I gained 30 pounds in two months. I was given Glucophage, but taken off it when I tested negative for PCOS. How can I lose the weight? (2 Jul 2009)
  18. Since her diagnosis three months ago, my young daughter has gained five pounds and developed an aversion to exercise. Are both of these things common? (7 Apr 2009)
  19. My stomach area is getting larger and larger. Can you tell me why this is happening and what can I do to reduce this? (16 Mar 2009)
  20. Since his diagnosis in March 2007, my son has gained no weight. His blood sugars have been fine and he hasn't been ill. Is this something about which I should be concerned? (30 Sep 2008)

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