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Question:

From the USA:

I have had type 1 diabetes for eight years. Can too much insulin cause weight gain? Can a person with diabetes donate blood and organs?

Answer:

Certainly too much insulin causes weight gain. This is inevitable because the only way to avoid hypoglycaemia is to eat more. Of course, the trick is to balance an appropriate food intake with the correct dose of insulin thus maintaining the right body weight and good blood glucose control. This is the perpetual battle in diabetes.

Yes, you can donate blood and organs provided you are otherwise healthy.

KJR

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Original posting 3 Dec 2000
Posted to Weight and Weight Loss and Other

  
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