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Sounds like you're doing all the right stuff to gain weight.  No help needed
there! LOL

Insulin (in simplified terms) unlocks cells to admit sugar for energy.  The
sugar that is not burned off in activity or exercise is converted to fat.
Basically, insulin is a good fat storage hormone.

The more insulin you take the more easy it is to gain weight (at least that
is my own personal experience).

The wine can be of help.  Alcohol in small amounts will help to reduce  your
blood sugars.  In higher amounts it becomes carbs that have to be over come
with insulin and then stored as fat if not burned off.

Good luck with it.

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in
finishing an activity but in doing it.

Author Greg Anderson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wayne" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 12:14 AM

> Has anyone in the group had experience with weight gain when using insulin
> to treat diabetes. I am a type 2 now using the Minimed 512 pump. I stated
> insulin 6 months ago and had a terrible time and weight gain with Lantus
> novolog MDI. I really need to loose weight and have cut my food intake
> drastically with the pump but have not lost any weight. In fact, as I got
> numbers to where they should be I gained more. I am going on a modified
> Atkins program as was wondering if anyone in the group has any experience
> with this. I have heard from one person and he has been a great help . I
> would love to hear from anyone who has had any success on loosing weight
> while on the pump. I could really use some success stories. From what I am
> reading , gaining weight as a type 2 while on insulin is a fact of life.
> I am think maybe trying Glucophage again although I have had terrible side
> effects with it.  No need to give details , lets just say there were not
> enough bathrooms while I was traveling to  help me get through  the day. I
> was told this should go away but after 6 months , it did not.
> I entertain with my job and probably drink too much wine( a passion and
> hobby of mine) I know that is not good.
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