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11 Aug 2008

diabetic type 1 lose weight 9kg stop inj
how long would it take to lose 9kg by stopping my insulin injections for a while. i need to lose this weight now, and cant stop eating. have run out of options!!! please help, im losing my mind... x
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Lis
DO NOT STOP YOUR INSULIN INJECTIONS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES - it could be fatal and will not result in weightloss. If you are a type 1 diabetic and need to lose weight, consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your diabetes, medications and other conditions such as overweight, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on foods with a low-fat and a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’. Ask your doctor what type of exercise you are allowed to do and get more active, e.g. start going for brisk walks for about 30 min every day, BUT only if your doctor gives permission.
I repeat, get expert help and don't endanger your life by stopping your injections.
Take great care
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