Maybe I can help. While I’m still a beginning lifter (DLed 400 for the first time yesterday!), I am a type 1 diabetic, so I’m familiar.
1st thing. Go to amazon (or wherever) and buy Dr. Bernstein’s “Diabetes Solution”. Short version is eating low carb == taking less insulin. Less insulin and low carb diet == losing weight. Also check out Paleo/Primal/Caveman/whatever. The low carb versions of those diets seem to be synergistic with Dr. Bernstein’s diet. Since reading this book - and implementing it, my average HbA1C is 5.3 (yay!), my pants dropped from a 40 to a 34 (33 in jeans), and I haven’t lost any weight. Seriously. I’m still the same 91kg I was before (scales in my house are in KGs because my wife doesn’t get the Imperial system).
But wait, I hear you saying, don’t you need carbs to put on muscle mass? I don’t, but that is an experiment of n = 1. And while I’m low carb, I’m not very low carb (contrary to Dr. Bernstein’s advice). I’m just very precise with carbs so I can take the correct amount of insulin to counteract (always the same carb source, same weight, etc) on lifting days. I do interim fasting a la leangains as well, and I find that is great for my night time blood sugar controls. I don’t eat breakfast, take 10 grams of BCAAs (ala leangains again) prior to lifting - in water, btw, and lift fasted. I’ve never felt better, and my lifts, when switching, did not get hindered.
My progress has been tremendous, both in losing fat and gaining muscle. I’m not qualified to give you advice on weight lifting, as I’m still figuring out what works for me (let alone anyone else), but on the diabetes I can help. There is also a facebook group for “Paleo for diabetics”. Some lifters in that group too, though I haven’t checked it out in a while.
Great advice. Seriously, a 5.3 A1C is freakin’ incredible. That’s kind of like carrying 5% body fat year round in terms of control. I’ll check out the book - btw, maybe stupid but I never thought about putting protein powder in anything but milk. Good suggestion! I’ll try what you’re saying. Intermitant fasting sound like a good idea too.