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Re: [IP] MiniMed 508 Questions....Priming, Case and Resevoir and Humalog



Insulin causes glucose to enter your cells.  As this occurs, there is less
glucose in your blood and accordingly, you get hungry for more glucose.  It
follows then that if you eat more glucose but don't burn it off by
exercising then the glucose will be converted to fat.  Insulin is also
lipogenic which means it promotes the formation of fat.  These two factors
could cause you to gain weight.  For more information on this, see a medical
physiology text or ask your MD.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Handsfield, James H." <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 9:52 AM
Subject: RE: [IP] MiniMed 508 Questions....Priming, Case and Resevoir and
Humalog


> Cherry [mailto:email @ redacted] wrote:
>
> > Insulin can and will put weight on. The higher the dosage the
> > higher the
> > "chance" (no pun intended) ;-) that you will put weight on. It is an
> > unfortunate side effect of the insulin.
>
> I disagree.  Insulin has, for all intents and purposes, no calories.  But
it
> does enable cells to use the calories we eat.  Careful eating and exercise
> is the way to control weight.  Using insulin per se will not cause weight
> gain.  Some diabetics are overweight, mostly because they consume more
> calories than they expend.  Some non-diabetics are overweight, mostly
> because they consume more calories than they expend.
>
> Jim Handsfield
> email @ redacted
>
> The opinions expressed are mine alone and do not necessarily represent
those
> of my wife who runs our house and makes more important decisions than I
do.
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