Even though we skipped dessert all week, ate salad after salad and drank nothing but water, we still could only squeeze into a pair of our size 4′s and not our beautiful size 0 Rag & Bone jeans.
We were hoping to look like Heidi Klum in Jordache or Brooke Shields in her Calvins but instead we ended up looking like we were wearing a pair of “mom jeans.”
What gives?!! Are we the only girl in the world (Thank you, Rihanna) who feels like insulin is making them FAT!!!!
Apparently the answer is ‘NO’
We found out that many people gain weight when they begin taking insulin. The reason for this is when your blood sugar was too high, many of the calories you ate were flushed out of your system in your urine. Since insulin therapy turns those calories into energy for your body’s cells, all those lost calories are now being absorbed, which leads to weight gain.
Weight gain may also be related to other complex functions of insulin in the body related to how cells use fats and proteins.
The good news is eating healthy foods and staying physically active every day can help prevent unwanted weight gain. THANK YOU! We’re making a date with the treadmill because were definitely not skipping our insulin dosages to ward off weight gain. It’s stupid. Although you might shed pounds if you take less insulin than prescribed, the risks are serious. Without enough insulin, your blood sugar level will rise — and so will your risk of diabetes complications. One of our close friends lost her vision from shortchanging her insulin dosages. We plan to see all the fabulous fashions for New York Fashion Week Fall 2013.
Register now for ’Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes’ - our largest free diabetes outreach event of the year promoting a diva attitude for living well with diabetes scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA.
‘Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes’, mixes free beauty and fashion services, a Plus Size fashion show and music with interactive diabetes education in a fun, comfortable setting to broaden the appeal of diabetes educational outreach for women. Our goal is to make every woman feel more beautiful inside and out through the help of a team of certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and beauty and fashion experts.
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11 AM – 4 PM
Jefferson Alumni Hall , First Floor Eakins Lounge 10th and Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
BORED BY DIABETES EDUCATION? Check out our Free Diabetes Podcast inspired by Taylor Swift featuring a frank, fashion forward discussion on a the shocking diet trend called ‘diabulimia’ that has young women living with type 1 diabetes skipping or shortchanging their insulin to lose weight and risk a coma and an early death. Plus, we’re learning healthy ways to eat BBQ, playing games and hearing more great ‘diagnosis to DIVA’ stories http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/09/11/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-mystery-diva
Meet Mr. Divabetic on his quest to glamorize good health at Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes outreach event in Philadelphia, PA, the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo in Pittsburgh, PA and the Taking Control Of Your Diabetes Conferences & Health Fairs in San Diego, CA and Austin, TX.
For sponsorship opportunities and upcoming outreach event details visit: www.divabetic.org and Divabetic’s Facebook’s Group and Fan pages.