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Re: [IP] Re: Weight Gain--Whining in Colorado



Chiefly, MY interest was not so much on the weight gain itself...that was
the other poster....MY main interest was in the improvement of the BG levels
after quitting.
I dumped 1/3 of my daily insulin needs after quitting 11 1/2 years ago.
Pommy Mommy.
Jenny S.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Granowski" <email @ redacted>
To: "Insulin Pumpers" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 12:43 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: Weight Gain--Whining in Colorado


> > Nicotine is a stimulant and one will gain varying amounts of weight
> after
> > quitting nicotine.
> > That and the probability of 'snacking' a bit more frequently is what
> > contributes to the weight gain of quitting smoking.
> > Drinking plenty of water, and non-calorie drinks, going for many walks
> and
> > hanging out in smoke free areas will help.
> > I'm wondering how many who have quit nicotine have noticed improved
> glycemic
> > control?
>
> I did, but that was pre pump.
>
> I quit smoking in '76, because I finally realized that they would not
> have a cure soon which is what  I was told in '66 and smoking, along
> with dm, would quickly kill me.  I was dm and on a diet, I did not gain
> weight.  I have since then seen a study that showed that there was no
> difference between recent quiters and non quiters.  A third of the
> population gained weight, a third lost and a third stayed the same,
> which was the same as those that quit (or whatever the proper
> percentages are).  You just heard from the people that gained after they
> quit.  If you're looking for a reason to not quit, this will do.  If
> you're looking for a reason to snack when you do quit, this will do
> also.  The important thing is that quitting is so important, ESPECIALLY
> for dm'ers, it should not even be part of the discussion.
> --
> Jack Granowski
> email @ redacted
> --
> Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
>  - Winston Churchill
>
>
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