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While recently reviewing past blog posts I'd written ,
I noticed that I often project the image of a perfectly controlled
diabetic. This couldn't be farther from the truth! First of all,
perfection is an unrealistic expectation with this disease. Furthermore,
I tend to write about goals and ambitions for my diabetes management and health
care efforts. Focusing on goals has a dual purpose, it motivates me to
stay disciplined and hopefully it inspires other people in their quest for better
blood sugar control. Well, today I want to diverge from my typical
approach and share with you some of my lapses of discipline and the unfortunate
As a bit of a preface, I should note that I've curbed my
attempts at dieting. After a couple weeks of restricting my calories ( See Kelsey's post "What I've Learned by Counting Calories" ), I
noted a marked decline in my milk production. My priority right now is
definitely Sienna's health and ...
Hey Ginger, I know “diabulimia” [skipping insulin and running really high blood sugars to lose weight] is bad for you, but is it really that bad if I just do it for a little while to lose weight quickly? -Anonymous To make a long story short: YES. It isn’t worth it. You can and will damage your body in permanent ways by skipping your insulin for the sake of losing weight—even if you only do this for a few weeks or months. Not only will you not maintain the weight you lost so quickly and drastically, but you’ll also seriously hurt your eyes, your fingers, kidneys, etc. You name it! Many people have reported the damage they’ve experienced from practicing diabulimic habits. I read one article from a woman who had caused all the damage poorly managed diabetes can cause over the course of twenty or thirty years by the time she was only 28 years old. Your body needs insulin. When you skip your insulin and your blood sugars are running so dangerou...
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