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06 Apr 2006

I am an insulin / Rx dependant diabetic and need to loose 15 kg;s I joined a gym last year Novemeber and have been exercising regularly for 1 hour a day 4 - 5 days a week. I do a combination of cardio and resistance training (given by a biokeniticist) Initially I lost 3 kg's (in the first month) and 3 cm's. I follow a low GI eatling plan. Since then my weight has not budged. I just seem to be stuck on 92. My sugar levels have been fabulous and are well within the normal 4 - 6 range. I desperatley need to loose this weight and do not want to become demotivated. PLEASE HELP
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Bev
Well you are basically doing the right things as your well controlled blood glucose levels show, but I wonder if your low GI diet is sufficiently reduced in energy content to produce weight loss? Have you consulted a clinical dietitian? If not, please do so as this is essential for anyone with type 1 diabetes. The dietitian will check your energy intake and help you reduce it so that you can lose weight. Check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area.
Don't lose your motivation now and keep on with the exercise.
Best regards
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