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Re: [IP] Weight Gain on Pumping

Let me throw out a question.  From some of what I am reading I sense and "Atkins Diet" theme.  My question / concern
is that I thought it was fairly "bad" as a diabetic to eat a lot of protein, because of possible Kidney disease?  I
would love some thoughts and or clarifications.


Amy Detorio wrote:

> wmitzner wrote:
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 17:47:31 -0400
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re:  [IP] Weight Gain on Pumping
> I agree with your disagree :-)   I've found that for me since being on the
> pump there is a terrific correlation between the amount of insulin I take
> and my weight.  If I need need more insulin for a few days, my weight
> starts creeping up, and vice-versa.  For whatever reason this means that
> the weight gain is better correlated with the amount of CHO I eat rather
> than the amount of fat.   It seems that I can eat lots of fatty things, but
> unless I accompany that with CHO my weight is not affected.  And with a
> roughtly constant total insulin per day, my weight stays rock stable.  Of
> course YMMV but I wonder if anyone else has noticed this relation.
> - -wm
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> That's exactly what I have discovered. I snack on things like cheese and pepperoni and
> my weight stays the same. If I snack on chips and other high carb foods, my weight goes
> up. I have found that LARGE amounts of fatty foods do effect my bg's many hours later,
> which forces me to take more insulin, which causes me to gain weight. Moderation is the
> key there.
> Amy
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