The first question is, where are you at now? Have you done a substantial bulk before trying to cut? The first and most important thing with diabetic health, insulin and blood sugar management, as well as weight loss is to get your hormones functioning better again, and build a basis of metabolism: aka, muscle. I would try to put on mass first, which will make cutting and fighting diabetes that much easier and more successful.
Where are you at BF wise, resting glucose levels, A1C, etc?
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