[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]   Help@Insulin-Pumpers.org
  [Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]   for subscribe/unsubscribe assistance

Re: [IP] Re:Weight

Thanks for all the help on my weight loss problem.  Looks like the key for
me will be to fine tune my basal, move more, and check bs more often.  All
of you are great!  I don't even know any other IDD and certainly no one on
the pump.  My family and friends are great support but they can't relate to
me or me to them the way I can relate to all of you. Sharon
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 12:26 PM
Subject: [IP] Re:Weight

> I have also found that losing weight was far easier on the pump. I think
>  testing really often can help prevent the lows that inevitably occur with
> weight
> loss. You will probably need to correct basal rates and maybe even lower
> bolus rate. Check out Pumping Insulin for tips on doing both. I also
> Weight Watchers which gave me a structured way to lose the pounds. Since I
>  already looked at labels for nutritional information, deciphering their
> system
> was very easy. In addition to healthy food choices, they put emphasis on
> movement, portion control and support. I learned an entirely different way
>  eating and in addition to adding more activity to my days and so far the
> pounds
> I lost has stayed off for 18 months. It's never easy losing weight but the
> effort is worth it. I can't tell you how much better I feel (and look).
> luck!
> Kathy
> Bay Area
> IDDM 31 years MM508 3 years
> In a message dated 8/16/2003 11:23:21 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
> "I need help!  My endo insists on my losing 25 -30 pounds but every time I
> try
> to alter my eating habits and exercise more I suffer from lows and just
> lousy.  I am 5'6" and weight 150 and use around 55 -60u of humalog daily.
> basal is 1.0 except for 2a -5a when it is 1.3.  I have consistent highs
> during
> the night except for an occasional low.  Last time it was 44.  anyway, I
> wondering if anyone had any luck losing weight on the pump and could give
> some tips.  Thanks!"
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact:
> HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: