I still need to lose body fat (I'm stuck at 200lbs/90.7 kgs 6' 1"/185 cm ), I have diabetes type II, my A1C was elevated two months ago, and I want to avoid taking medications.
I try to keep my caloric intake to 2000-2200 a day.
First, strong work. I hate doing high rep anything although my trainer has me do so often - I don't know that I would push myself nearly as hard.
I am very interested in what your daily eating looks like. Are you actively trying to cut body fat right now? I'm in a cutting phase (5'10", 158-160 lbs) and only go lower than 2500 calories for 72 hours max, then bump it up to my maintenance range.
I presume you're busy with your studies but if you have time to read then you may want to check out How Fat Works
. I think the author gives a good explanation of insulin resistance and the fat metabolism aspects of diabetes. Much of his research (and others) is mouse research but not all of the theories are extrapolations. I haven't studied the physiology of diabetes in quite some time and was surprised with what I learned. Of course this may be old news to you if you've been living with diabetes and studying it recently.