I see you keeping track of the things you know you need to, but I wonder if you've considered that there are just some foods that you shouldn't ever eat at all...
I don't think anyone is arguing that point.
I don't see how taking a new diet drug, which is what this article is about, is going to change your underlying condition. I'm not even certain that any of the new diet drugs are not contraindicated for people with type-1 diabetes. Personally, I wouldn't trust my physician if I had your condition and he attempted to prescribe me a new diet drug.
What impact did a steroid have on my own appetite? Considering I was putting down Wendy's triple cheeseburgers, a large fry, and even a frosty for lunch at age 11, I would say it had a major impact. Sometimes, people need something to aid them in overcoming an aggressive appetite. A bunch of people in better shape harping on them about how all they need to do is go on a diet and exercise more, isn't a solution. It's a canned response out of ignorance. If person "A" is overweight, eats very healthy, but doesn't exercise enough, is diet a solution? No. Many people become obese for similar reasons, but that doesn't mean they can all be treated the same.
There are specific foods that you can't have. Ever. I suspect you know what they are already, but just can't seem to replace them with the foods that aren't a problem. Without exception this is the real issue with people living with type-1 diabetes.
Type-1 diabetics, can eat any and all foods, but they have to be cognizant of the effect and impact. There is a difference between cannot, and should be cognizant of the side effects.
I'm almost certain stating this fact probably makes you want to throw me in that pit with the healthy people who are aggressive and passionately motivated about their own health to make the necessary sacrifices to maintain it. It doesn't change the facts. People manage to accomplish what you claim you can not do all the time. You aren't ready to do it, fine. That's YOU, in YOUR OWN HEAD. There will always be some drug company ready to exploit you because of this, and there will always be some doctor that reluctantly lets you have the latest pill that he knows isn't gong to help you long term one damn bit.
I want throw assholes who regurgitate empty platitudes at people they feel are physically beneath them, into a pit.
Likewise, I never claimed I couldn't do it. I only explained the deviations between doing it with a specific medical history, and the subsequent effects caused by the health problems, versus someone who gained 25-50 pounds, is in near perfect health, and dropped the weight through diet and exercise alone. The differences here should not be that hard to identify and understand.