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Re: [IP] Re: insulin is bad for the body

Just be glad you can hear your pump!  My husband and I both have 
high-frequency hearing loss!  We don't hear alarms.  I guess my husband 
does, if the pump goes into alarm mode.

>From: Laura Gulley <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IP] Re: insulin is bad for the body
>Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 13:01:19 -0500
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>I'm no medical professional, but these are my thoughts: Excess insulin is 
>bad for your body whether you make it or you pump it. So a out-of-whack, 
>unbalanced, overprocessed, supersized, sugar and flour-laden American diet 
>that requires way too much insulin to manage is bad for me, the pump-using 
>diabetic, its bad for my still-normal friends dealing with weight gain and 
>increasing insulin resistance, and it's not that great for my non-diabetic 
>friends with their perfect internal "pumps" either. But a healthy diet for 
>me does contain a balance of whole grains, beans, fruits, veggies, protein 
>foods, and occasional treats...all foods that require insulin to manage. 
>Thank God I can take insulin in order to eat, metabolize and use plenty of 
>good food and use a pump to administer it as much like a normal healthy 
>eater's pancreas as possible.  Back before the manufacture of insulin, 
>diabetics ate no-carb starvation diets to try to live a little longer. 
>We've come a long way.
>Laura G.
>violinist 30 years, diabetic 23 years with no complications yet, pumping 
>with MM507C 4 years, breast cancer survivor of 5 years, who is very happy 
>that the Animas pump she's trying has been soothed into silence with a new 
>At 04:25 AM 11/13/2003 -0800, you wrote:
>>I was just talking to someone who's had diabetes his whole life (40+ 
>>And he said that insulin is bad for the body.  So all diabetes should be 
>>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 
>>time I've ever heard this theory.  Is there any truth to this?
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