I'm [quote user="Molly"]
You're right about the high blood sugar thing. I knew I read something about this before, but I couldn't remember the details, so I found a study that discussed it. Here's what I found out...
When your blood sugar is high and you take a large dose of insulin, this is considered "hyperinsulinemia." Insulin is known to cause something called lipogenesis, which is the process of simple sugars and carbs being converted to fat. So, if you have high blood sugar and take a huge dose of insulin, lipogenesis will happen more than if you just took a normal-sized dose of insulin. So, it seems that a large amount of that blood glucose will be converted to fat (awesome...) I remember reading somewhere that during this whole process, fat cells are forced into the abdomen, but I couldn't find any info to confirm that detail. The T1's in the study were also found to have larger BMI's and significantly higher waist to hip ratios, even in the non-overweight T1's tested. This tendency of T1's to have disproportionate abdominal fat can also cause insulin resistance in some people who have had it for years.
So, I guess if there's any way to put a positive spin on this info, it's that preventing highs and bolusing for food is much healthier than getting high and then correcting for it (but we all knew that anyway...) ;)
I'm confusedd?! i've only had diabetes 11 months, so i'm relatively new too diabetes. I am very thin (my doctor told me I had to gain 27 lbs. to maintain a healthy weight) for my age and height. and I like it that way. Does your post mean that eventually over time I will gain weight due to my diabetes? Because if so, I gotta prepare myself.
sorry if that sounded a little bratty. I REALLY didn't mean it to sound like that, I just want to know, and I'm not really great at wording. hahah. sorry