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Re: [IP] Re:not regulated yet

In a message dated 99-04-07 00:03:18 EDT, you write:

<< is it the insulin that causes the higher risk of heart
 attack.  I was under the impression that it was the high bgs that made us at 
 higher risk. >>

This can be an involved and complicated answer..i will try to simplify it. 
Insulin is considered to be a growth hormone. If you have some insulin 
resistance, then the excess insulin is in contact with the lining of the 
blood vessels and has an effect which thickens the lining, narrowing the 
vessel. If you also have high triglycerides and high cholesterol, then some 
of the fatty substances are also deposited on the lining of the vessel, 
narrowing it even more. If your BG is also high, and the A1C is also high, 
then the sticky red cells have the potential to clump together and stick to 
the fat deposits on the lining of the vessel and can cause blockages. 
   Are you a Type 1 person with family members who also have Type 2? Since 
the cause of both types of diabetes is different, then it is possible to have 
Type 1 at an early age and also have a genetic make-up to develop Type 2. 
however, all Types of DM are at risk for heart disease.
Barbara B.
Insulin Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
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