Is it just me, or when you started medication/insulin for diabetes, you felt more satisfied?

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   Posted 4/11/2010 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to say I am very surprised.  After starting insulin, I am finding my meals are more satisfying and I am not craving a lot of junk or carbs. I am even finding a salad satisfying,  wierd.  I was like carb queen prior.  I don't know if it is because now as my numbers drop from the insulin I am not feeling so hungry?  Prior to treatment, the last couple of weeks I was wondering why I was constantly eating.  Is it actually the insulin that makes you feel that way?  Or is it that my body is getting what it needs and I am not randomly consuming to try to quence my cravings/or deficiencies?  I don't even crave carbs now.  Before the insulin, I felt like I couldn't get enough food or carbs.  Do you guys remember if you were this way when starting meds or insulin?  I like it.

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   Posted 4/12/2010 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I experienced this also. At the time I thought it was very weird, like I'd had some sort of transformation or something. Then I pieced together the information and figured it out.

When you are in a high blood glucose state some of the sugar is getting into your cells, but not enough, and your liver is being told to pump out glycogen overtime because your cells are all screaming, "We are starving here!!!!!!" Organ and muscle cells don't know that there is blood glucose out in the blood stream and they are "hungry". You ad some insulin to the mix and all the glucose you need has access to all of the cells. Suddenly you are feeding them and they stop sending out the "starving" signals. This eliminates your cravings. Neat, huh?
~ Jeannie
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