That's a term I've always heard. Depends on the carbs you eat, though.
Insulin's job is to remove extra glucose from your bloodstream as fast as it can. Insulin is a storage hormone that carries the carbs/glucose to our cells, where they're either used as energy or stored as fat. If we don't use them (exercise), they just stay stored there.
I don't use my belly except to sit up in bed in the morning and lay back down at night, so that's why that particular area is flabby.
To me, it's a whole stupid cycle that irritates the mess out of me. I have a hard time finding balance. Eat enough carbs so my liver doesn't secrete extra sugar thinking my brain is dying, but don't eat too many and take enough insulin to cover those carbs....but don't take too much insulin or you'll go low...then have to eat more sugar/calories. Geez.
Right. Totally know all that stuff as well, I thought you meant that 'insulin is a fat grabber' insinuating that injecting in your belly sub-q somehow adds to this belly bulge we are talking about. That's what I am talking about anyways.
I have had my dexcom about 6 months... and because I am able to extend the wear of the sensors.... I have 2 boxes that expire in a month. Did I read somewhere I should keep these in the refrigerator? I know I will not use them all before the date... who else is going to use them after the date? Anyone with experience in this out there? All replies appreciated! Thanks
Hi, I'm brand new to the Dexcom, and was luckily GIVEN one, from someone whose insurance just replaces hers every year. So I have 2 year old model, and all the sensors she gave me are expired. I have my first one on since yesterday, was expired in 2010, and seems to be working just fine! I don't have insurance coverage (super high deductible), so I'm grateful to have these, even expired. Some are older than 2010, so I'll have to see if they work ok...
I think generally they give expiration dates pretty soon, mainly to make more money. I use my insulin longer than the 28 days recommended once open, and it's fine! That's a fairly new label for Humalog.
For me the thigh works much better than the area above or below the waist. The readings are much more accurate. I usually get 12 to 15 days usage but the last day or two are a bit
As said elsewhere, don't take tylenol and be careful of prescription pain meds because many of them have Tylenol. Tramadol is doesn't have Tylenol.