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RE: [IP] Insulin bad for the body?



I forgot to add that since starting Atkins, I have existed almost
perfectly on just by basils despite having lots of meat, eggs (usually
without the yolks) and cheese.  I am not hungry and BS's are excellent.

Joel

> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted 
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Joel Goodman
> Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 11:59 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: RE: [IP] Insulin bad for the body?
> 
> 
> But my endo (a new one for me) told me to lose 50 of my 230 
> pounds (I'm 6'0" tall) and TO DO IT on the Atkins diet.  He 
> said, in answer to my question about too muckh protein and 
> kidneys, that it was only a problem for those in "Stage three 
> renal failure."  I have no kidney problems and only very 
> minor other complications after almost 47 years of taking 
> insulin.  I've been on Atkins since 10-1-03 and have lost 13 
> pounds so far.  My goal is to be at 180 by my 60th birthday 
> next April.  
> 
> Joel
> (dx 1956 at age 12; pumping since 1981; currently using MM508)
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email @ redacted
> > [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of 
> > Lisa A Felton
> > Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 8:03 AM
> > To: email @ redacted
> > Subject: Re: [IP] Insulin bad for the body?
> > 
> > 
> >  As a matter of fact, I have heard this theory. I don't
> > understand the purpose, but it is a statement for diabetics 
> > and the rest of the population. I think this is one of the 
> > reasons for the high protein/low carb diet. I'll see if I can 
> > find out what the basis is for this.  My nephrologist very 
> > clearly told me not to follow anthing that increases my 
> > protein intake.  I was curious and asked him on Monday about 
> > the 'healthiness' of the protein diet for me. oops, wrong 
> question...
> >  
> > Lisa Ann
> > dm 1970, pumping 1989 on MM508
> > "The more people I meet, the more I love my dog."
> > 
> > email @ redacted wrote:
> > In a message dated 11/12/03 11:43:27 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
> > email @ redacted writes:
> > 
> > > I was just talking to someone who's had diabetes his 
> whole life (40+ 
> > > years). And he said that insulin is bad for the body. So all
> > diabetes should be on
> > > a no to low carb diets so they don't need to take as much
> > insulin. He
> > > thinks it's terrible how medical prefessionals tell
> > diabetes - you can eat
> > > like everyone else just take enough insulin to cover it.
> > This is the first
> > > time I've ever heard this theory. Is there any truth to this?
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > Quick! How many people in the United States use insulin?
> > 
> > Answer: All of 'em. We just do mechanically what everybody
> > else's body does 
> > automagically. 
> > 
> > So what's this about insulin being bad for your body?
> > Somebody with diabetes 
> > eats something, he/she injects insulin. Somebody withOUT 
> > diabetes eats 
> > something, their *own body* "injects" insulin.
> > 
> > Maybe everybody shouldn't eat carbs? Or is it that everybody
> > *can* eat carbs? 
> > Even us!
> > 
> > Jan and ElvisToo
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