I'm not sure if there are any type 1's on this forum, but if so I have a major problem with going low!
First some background info: Diagnosed 3/3/2003 at age 9. Using a OneTouch ping pump and novo rapid. I test 8+ times a day and usually have good control. However, I find it impossible to really lose weight for one reason: going low!
I've tried countless times over the last few years to tone down and lose weight, but I find that whenever I start to make changes that would actually have an affect on my body, I have to throw them out the window in the middle of the night when I go very low and need juice boxes and granola bars. I've tried adjusting my basal rates, but it seems no matter how low I set them, or whatever -50% temporary basal I use, I still go low. It's frustrating: all I want to do is lose weight, but not at the expense of my health!
Does anyone have experience with this? I don't actually know any diabetics in real life, and while my doctor is great, I would love someone's first hand experience, or at least someone to share my frustration!