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Merry Christmas!

(Siah is in this tree somewhere.)
Merry Christmas, everyone!


Merry Christmas, Kerri!

Merry Christmas, Kerri! I hope Siah picked the perfect present for you :)

All the way from Canada.....
Kerri : Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too .

merry christmas to you and yours too!


Merry Christmas, Kerri.

Merry Christmas to you as well, Kerri!

Merry Christmas to you, too, Kerri!

Happy holidays to you Kerri!

Hi Kerri

in regards to your question on insuling and health: i have been a scientist longer than i have been a diabetic (17 yrs vs 4 yrs), but I still haven't taken the time to thoroughly research the effects of high insulin levels on the body. However, I have bits and pieces of info that I have stored away, and am taking notes on how my own body reacts to insulin. I have asked some diabetes specialists, and they just shrug their shoulders and says "who knows", but i think if it were too bad we woudl know by now.

Bits: high insulin levels cause cellular proliferation (i use it in my cell cultures all the time). The more insulin, the faster cells grow in a petri dish. I have a hypothesis that the more insulin you take, the more cells grow, and this can potentially effect different things in the long run. Interestingly, as I get used to shots, i have been taking more and more every year, and probably average ~30 units/day now not including Lantus.
Personal data: I inject myself in my left abdomen ~80% of the time, and i have recently noticed i have a larger fat pad on my left vs my right side. looks like they call this "lipohypertrophy", or fat growth. Likely, the local concentration spikes in insulin is selectively making my fat grow. Looks like it is common in diabetics, and I am spreading out my shots now. But I could see this having global effects for people taking very high levels of insulin....
I will be tracking myself and searching for more info as I have time, but I have a life to live and try not to be too obsessed about my Type 1 - so little by little i'll share what info i have....
great blog, and i am a recent new reader.

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