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Re: [IPp] Weight Gain



Did they check her thyroid for Hypo-thyroid?
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From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 9:54 PM
Subject: [IPp] Weight Gain


> I have a sixteen year old daughter who has had diabetes for 4 years and
has
>  been on the pump for 3 years. She seems to have put on a lot of weight
and I'm
> curious as to what others have experienced. She is 5'5" and now weighs
>  138bls. Every time we go to the doctor's ( every three months) she puts
on
> another
> 2-3 bls (she consumes between 1,700 & 2,000 calories a day ) and her level
of
> activity is average for a teenager. I'm wondering if all Type 1 diabetics
tend
> to be heavy or whether she will eventually level off & loose some weight.
Her
> doctor says it is normal and when you have good control you tend to be
>  heavier. (her AC1 average around 7.3). I'm not convince he is right and
> wondered if
> people who have been on the pump for several years have experienced the
same
> concerns.
> claudia, Mom to Tess (diagnosed 10/99)
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