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Weight Gain w/ Insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1DebY on Thursday. 51 Replies

OK fellow type 2's, I would like to see how many people can identify with this and methods of dealing with it.At first diagnosis I started oral medicines. I was active, exercised and I was not…Continue

Tags: 2, Type, insulin, gain, weight


Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie Nov 26, 2014. 15 Replies

What is your method of dealing with our holiday of Blessings that center around food? I usually portion the "bad for me" foods to a small spoonful so I can taste them. I allow myself bigger spoonfuls…Continue

Tags: control, self, portions, food, Thanksgiving

Low Carb Food- Your FAV?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1DebY Nov 13, 2014. 89 Replies

Cheese has to be most high on my list. What is yours?Continue

Tags: bsc, pizza, brian, cheese, carb

IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1DebY Sep 25, 2014. 14 Replies

I was reading the featured topic which caused me to question things so thought I would pose them here so we can all contribute.ARE OUR IMMUNE SYSTEMS WEAKENED ALL THE TIME OR JUST WHEN OUR BG LEVELS…Continue

Tags: Prevention, Health, Risks, Flu, Illness


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1DebY replied to Raven Hughes's discussion 'my squeemish boyfriend is learning how to give me a shot tonight!'
"God bless him for trying. My husband does not like to watch me. Wants me to teach him but he hardly has the stamina for learning about it. I took a guide of hyper and hypo glycemia and posted on the fridge for his reference. He is getting better…"
1DebY replied to Lisa's discussion 'Wicked Morning Lows'
"Maybe you are working harder daily at shoveling snow than you realize. Maybe start keeping a diary to trace what may be the cause."
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"I believe that there is a lot to be learned and being in tune with one's body and the needs of the body. it is interesting a lot of the facts presented. I seen a video stating that when one's insulin is low, the cells cannot get the…"
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"Yes, the weather has been horrible lately for everyone. My husband and I have been talking about getting a treadmill and I could not be happier. I cannot run due to my very flat duck feet but I can walk for miles and lift free weights. I look…"
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"WOW! I feel for anyone that is incorrectly diagnosed. It is really rough to understand how a round peg is supposed to fit in a square hole. That may be the case with me as well as I eat 3 times a day when I am working and 2 times when I am at home."
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"I try to avoid that type of physical stress. This happened before I was placed on insulin. I used to live in a place where I would mow grass straight up a rather large hill. There was no easy way to perform that task. This would really stress my…"
Sarah replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"this happened to me, one endo had me up to nearly 18 units of basal and my blood sugars went sky high and wouldn't come down, extreme highs like you. I'm now on 6 - 8 total units of levemir (still haven't gotten it right) and my blood…"
sdkate replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"I have been on Lantus and Humalog for a little under a year now. Knowing that they can put weight on....and the fact that I've lost a significant amount of weight with more to take off, I won't let that happen. I adjusted my exercise to 75…"
mohe0001 replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"I think its more complicated than we know. I think the body might put on weight when its under stress because if you walk into illness with some stored fat reserves, it might increase survival odds. I read that pre-diabetics that dont put on weight…"
niccolo replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"Agreed! One question--why would your body harvest fat when BGs are high? When you're lacking insulin, that can lead to high BGs and fat breakdown for energy, but in the presence of sufficient insulin, why would the body start using fat?"
Brian (bsc) replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"I'm not sure what you mean by "high dose," it would seem to me that the real concern is a poorly tuned insulin regime. If you constantly feel yourself going low between meals and snacking to cover your insulin I could easily see how…"
Thas replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"So far, though I'm 4-5 lbs down on the scale, the fluctuation is such that I can't count that as real weight loss. Though my normal day did not include all that many carbs, I have tried cutting down on carbs even further in hopes that it…"
angivan replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"Yep! The less insulin you need, the easier it will be to control your weight."
angivan replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"It's normal to gain weight once you start insulin or tighten up your BG control. First and foremost, insulin is a weight-storing hormone, so the more you take, the more resistant your body will be to weight loss. Second, your BG's are…"
Krztina replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"For those that were on a "high" dose of insulin and gained wt....have you lost any of the wt when you started to taper down the dose on your pump?"
v/prediabetic replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"brian, besides your breathing stopping, are there other factors that affect your sleeping? do you have temperature changes at night that wake you up? a stressful job? are you more sensitive to blue light? do you use a light box?"

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My dear Aunt was not spared this condition. She is Mom #2.
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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To gain information and network with others like me.
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November 10, 2007
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Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
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I studied in the fine arts in high school and went to study it at the Art Institute of Atlanta. I returned to college but obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Later I returned to obtain my Masters of Education in Art but I lost my job like so many others and that put everything on hold.
I worked in healthcare for 12.5 years as a sleep technologist, 3rd shifts, and a volunteer EMT-B for 9 years. I like to help other people.
I was diagnosed with diabetes in November 2007 after returning home from a memorable trip to Italy. No one in my family had it so it had to be a mistake, right? I could not fight the diagnosis with weight loss, exercise or food choices. Extreme fatigue, lack of sleep, extreme thirst and hunger was a routine at that time. Nothing worked to beat the diagnosis. My levels would swing from 95-398 before Janumet was added. My Endocrinologist thought I had LADA due to not being but a few pounds overweight, no one in my family having it and my Mom having Celiac Disease. Information on the internet was slim and other professionals scoffed at the idea when I mentioned it. Ok, so I am deemed crazy by other doctors on top of having to deal with wacky diabetic things. It would explain the lack of relationship to food and my glucose levels and possibly why my levels increased 200-300 digits with heavy cardio. Everything was working ok for a while on Janumet 50/1000. My base levels increased to over 200. My new healt providers tried Amaryl which did not touch the levels for 3 weeks. Now, over the past 2.5 weeks, I became insulin dependent with base insulin and fast acting due to my swinging levels from 200-508. I now only peak at about 300...which is a great improvement but I am still in the adjustment phase.
I am married to an military NCO and am very happy. On the same day I got fast acting insulin (9-11), seems the whole world fell apart too. Hubby got a call saying he might be sent overseas for a year deployment next year.
I have to master my glucose levels so that if he is sent away, he will not worry. I have to master my glucose levels as best I can.
We have no children but have a fluffy doggie that is kind of like our child. She is an old doggie but she has lots of life in her still. :-)

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At 10:42pm on December 3, 2014, Mari said…

Congratulations for being feature member and thanks for all your participation on the site!

At 9:51pm on December 3, 2014, Linda G said…


At 6:45pm on December 1, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Deby congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 10:03am on November 15, 2014, Linda G said…

Hello Deb! Thank you for having me as a friend :)
Florida....far away, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario. I'm a wife of 35 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 30, the other 28), a grandma to 4 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the ocean...it speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!! Tell me a bit about yourself and keep in touch, ok?
baskets of hugs....linda

At 2:10am on November 14, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

It is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thank you for being my new super cool friend......................rick

At 3:55am on November 13, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

1Deby, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.

At 3:52am on November 13, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!

At 9:17pm on September 5, 2014, Linda G said…


At 1:06pm on November 13, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

1Deby, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:42am on November 13, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Hey, take a couple of minutes and do The Big Big blue Test!!




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