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Re: [IP] confessions I'm not proud of

Re: 8/4     1:18pm


Your note sounded like my own life history.

Don't make the same mistake I made in thinking I was somehow immune from
complications or from even feeling sick.

Take a look at my profile:          Art Schumm

after about 15 yrs of diabetes, I started feeling the affects of
complications,  it took me another 15 years to get things back on track...


-----Original Message-----
From: Vicki Parker McDonald <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: August 04, 1998 1:18 PM
Subject: [IP] confessions I'm not proud of

>Re; Weight loss
>As a teenager, I used my diabetes to great advantage.  My girl friends
>and I would have contests to see who could lose 5 pounds over a weekend,
>week, etc.  They, of course, would starve themselves to meet the goal,
>while I would gorge on high-sugar foods and achieve better results
>because of the high blood sugar burn fat correlation.  I never felt bad,
>but then my diabetes never made me feel good, bad, indifferent, no
>matter how I was controlling it.
>I thought this was my own big secret.  But a year or so ago, I read an
>article in one of the diabetes related publications that said this
>behavior was fairly typical for diabetic adolescent girls.  Being older
>and wiser, I can now see the harm I was doing to myself (though, knock
>on wood, I seem to be "genetically protected" from complications.  But,
>moms (and dads), be aware that this behavior is not all that uncommon.
>Vicki McDonald
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/

Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/