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Re: [IP] Re:type 1 and overweight

I know what you mean by growing older!   At 40 my hair fell out,  at 50  
my teeth fell out,  at ^0 my stomach fell out ,  Now pushing 70, I'm 
worried  about the next  'fall' :)

Sue wrote:

>I think we all know that weight gain with diabetes can and does happen.
>There can also be weight loss. I've seen how much food my daughter has had
>to consume just to chase the insulin (pre-pump of course) when she wasn't
>even hungry. Then after going on the pump 5 years ago she found she could
>eat all she wanted, whenever she wanted. But we all know she would never do
>this at home, in front of me! lol She is currently about 15 lbs overweight
>and working on losing it (as far as I know, she hasn't put together the fact
>that if you let yourself run high, you can lose faster -- eek!!) Then there
>are the natural changes that occur as we grow older. Many experience a hugh
>change in metabolism, whether they have diabetes or not, as we grow older.
>Lifestyle changes, job changes, even where you live in the country can
>affect your weight, although maybe not directly. And I know that if you
>throw in a thyroid condition, wow, what a hardship it can be for some to
>loose weight. I have a good friend that I have watched struggle with her
>weight for 7 years now -- she too takes synthroid and if I ate what she ate,
>I'd have no problem with weight. But she struggles and is still gaining.
>Let's just say everyone is different, and  things affect us differently. No
>one has the perfect answer -- at least I know I don't! Let's share our
>opinions without getting offended everytime anyone disagrees with us. And,
>just to be clear -- this IS NOT intended for anyone inparticular -- it is a
>generalization. :-)
>>Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 11:56:29 EDT
>>From: email @ redacted
>>Subject: Re: [IP] Type  1and overweight - big time
>>gee, if it were only that easy -  but I don't think so.
>>Insulin is used by athletes to build muscle mass and weight gain.  Why
>>you or anyone else think that it can be the same for those who use it
>>for diabetes.  Throw in a thyroid condition, that affects just about all
>>things in your body.  Wow, there you go massive weight gain.
>>I'm not depressed.
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