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Re: [IP] NEED HELP ON WEIGH GAIN



Thank you
That is sound advice. I am 30 units down from yesterday so I am on the right
track. Are there carbs in Chardonnay ?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Jones" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] NEED HELP ON WEIGH GAIN


> Wayne,
>
> 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.
>
> Chris
> 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
> Subject: [IP] NEED HELP ON WEIGH GAIN
>
>
> > 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
> and
> > 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
> my
> > 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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