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Re: [IP] How much fat is too much?

I believed the same thing.  I am a little older than you, and believed fat
was free.  At your age I ended up with quadruple bypass surgery even though
my HDL's were very high (70) and LDL were normal
 I have very little other complications or family history.  My arteries were
block by 95 to 99% I got type 1 at the age of 10.  So....be careful.  I
still am not totally sure how much fat is too much.  I am definitely not
overweight either.

----- Original Message -----
From: ager <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 1999 10:30 PM
Subject: [IP] How much fat is too much?

> I'm a 45 yr old Type I diabetic (dxed 1964) who was on MDI for 17 years
> until I started pumping a month ago. For YEARS I believed fats were free,
> and so ladled butter on my limited potatoes, put good olive oil on salads,
> etc. At night, when I got the munchies, I ate peanuts, or some other nuts,
> without a care. Now, after reading Pumping Insulin, I learn that what I
> with such carefree abandon can raise my BG hours later, in the middle of
> night! Which seems, from my numbers, to be true.
> But I'm curious: how much fat in a dinner is too much fat? I've found
> skipping salad dressing now, afraid of middle-of-the night highs. And I
> don't dare touch peanut butter, which makes me sad.
> Also: Does the fat DELAY the effect of the carbs? Or does it increase
> resistence to mid-of-the-night insulin? Or what?
> My bottom line question, I guess: Is any fat free anymore?
> Susan
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