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Re: [IPp] Again: Low TDD = Long Life?



In a message dated 3/29/2004 10:23:06 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:
They took low doses of insulinan average of 0.52 units per kg of body weight

The data isn't clear though on whether it is actually the low TDD of insulin 
that is a CAUSE of longer life -- it could very well be due to the fact that a 
low carb diet and getting plenty of exercise (both of which reduce insulin 
 needs and TDD) helped them maintain tighter control at a time when the insulins
available and the measurement tools available (i.e. urine testing or even no 
way to test blood sugar at all in the early years) made keeping tight control 
very difficult -- and that it isactually  the tighter control which was the 
cause of the increased life span . . .

Lyndy
Pumpamama to Katie (13)
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