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the trivia time winner


weight lossLast month we asked how much of a caloric deficit is required to lose one pound of body fat?

CONGRATS: Cindy Huggins for being the first person with the correct answer! Cindy is a registered dietitian and CDCES in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and serves as co-host of The Good Diabetes podcast.

ANSWER: 3500 calories. While it is true that a caloric deficit (burning more calories than you consume) should lead to weight loss, we all know it’s not that simple.

Insulin plays a MAJOR role in the body’s storage of fat and other fuel sources.  For those who must take insulin to survive, weight loss involves a challenging juggling act of food intake, metabolic rate, activity levels, insulin doses and glucose control.

If you have questions about anything related to weight management, feel free to reach out to IDS’s Director of Nutrition Education, Terri Ryan:  terri@integrateddiabetes.com.

Terri recently started a new program specifically for insulin users who want to lose weight – learn about it here: Downsizing With Diabetes.


acronymsAcronyms are very popular in the medical field.  We often joke about “NPH” (insulin) standing for “Not Particularly Helpful” because of its odd and unpredictable action curve.

One acronym that gets thrown around a lot in the diabetes world nowadays is A.I.D. (system).  What does A.I.D. actually stand for?

Submit your answer to: gary@integrateddiabetes.com

*The 1st person with the correct answer wins a 1-on-1 personal training session
with exercise physiologist/CDCES extraordinaire, Kathryn Gentile!

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