Hey there, I was wondering if any other Type 1 diabetics had my current experience. Back in early January, I decided to give Huel a try after researching it and deciding to lose some weight I had put on over the last couple of years. I’m a type 1 diabetic for 22 years, now 26 years old male trying to lose about 20 pounds or so - currently at 175lbs, and wishing to be back into 150lbs.
Originally I was taking about 40-50 units (fast-acting Humalog, on an insulin pump) and what appealed to me was that I could have a full meal of Huel Black and only take 2.5u of insulin. After starting Huel, once a day and moving into a significant low carb eating approach I have managed to reduce my daily insulin intake to less than 30 units a day, usually about 25-27 units daily. The strange thing is, I have not lost any weight - if any at all in the last month. This is shocking to me because a low carb diet and insulin reduction are an extremely successful way for type 1 diabetes to lose weight - even in my own experience.
So my question is: does anyone, or any type 1 diabetics know of a reason/cause why Huel might be inhibiting weight loss for a diabetic who has significantly reduced insulin intake? I really want to love Huel, but I may stop using it and attempt to lose weight without it.