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Re: [IP] Why do some T1's never feel full from eating?

Hi Denise, I agree with Liz.  I was always hungry on both MDI and on the pump
until I started taking Symlin in 2005.
 Symlin slows down digestion and prevents the liver from releasing more
glucose (?) in response to the insulin you inject with your
 food.  I may have the words wrong, but the idea is right.  So now I take
Symlin with every meal and I have to use a dual wave
bolus because of the slower digestion.  It keeps the blood sugars more even
after meals.  I love the feeling of not being constantly
hungry.  If I remember correctly, you have a child with T1.  I'm not sure if
Symlin is approved for children, but it is worth
discussing with the doctor.

Minimed 522

----- Original Message -----

> From: Denise Danielson <email @ redacted>

> Hi,
> I was told that T1's have an additional condition (don't know the name
> of it)
> wherein they don't feel full when eating and generally carry
 > an extra 10 pounds of weight due to this condition. Has anyone heard of
> Can someone help clarify so I can understand?

 I think it has something to do with amylin, which is secreted by the
along with insulin. I am not actually sure, but I assume that since a Type 1
doesn't make insulin, amylin is also not produced. Symlin is a synthetic form
amylin. It helps to slow down digestion and keeps you feeling fuller longer.

Type 1 dx 4/1987
Minimed 723 Revel + CGMS
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