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Digest - 26 May 2012 to 2 Jun 2012 (#2012-86)

Sat, 2 Jun 2012

There are 3 messages totalling 121 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Please forward
  2. WWNHD (What Would Nick Have Done) Before Insulin Therapy?
  3. Faction icons


Date:    Sat, 2 Jun 2012 05:44:09 -0400
From:    Greer Watson <gwatson2@r.......>
Subject: Please forward

If anyone has a current address for Imajiru a/k/a Jamie MR would you please
e-mail her that Missy Ramone from nyc is trying to contact her?  She posted
a message on an FK LiveJournal community





Date:    Sat, 2 Jun 2012 07:43:15 -0400
From:    Brenda Bell <webwarren@e.......>
Subject: WWNHD (What Would Nick Have Done) Before Insulin Therapy?

Tomorrow being my third Tour de Cure ride (for which I'm still
looking for sponsors -- hint, hint!), my FK-ish thoughts lead to the
question of Our Favorite Vamps' (OFVs) nutritional views of People
With Diabetes (PWD).

One of the reasons OFVs mention for choosing young, virile, umm,
*victims* for their meals is the "sweet taste" of their blood. On the
one hand, this makes sense in the context of humans eating meat:
younger animals tend to have more tender flesh, as their muscles
haven't been toughened by years of running through the woods (or
grazing in pastures); on the other, it would seem nonsensical, as the
average blood glucose levels of children and younger adults tend to
be somewhat *lower* than those of older adults.

Older adults. Like those who may be prone to Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
(the type that can *sometimes* be managed by diet and/or pills).

"Back in the day" -- because it's not nearly so cut-and-dried in
today's times -- youngsters and young adults who developed diabetes
almost always had Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (the type that *always*
requires injectable insulin). Without it, their blood *literally*
becomes sweeter as their muscles and body tissues are unable to
remove and process the sugar (and nutrients) from their blood.

At first glance, this would make those of us with diabetes seem to
be, quite literally, sweeter meals.

Before injectable insulin, people diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes
Mellitus would waste away and die as their blood literally became
sweeter and sweeter, as the rest of their bodies starved. The time
from diagnosis to death was often less than six months.

The discovery of insulin is fairly recent (1921), meaning that OFV
would have seen early onset diabetes as a fatal condition during both
Nick's "bad-boy" decades and his "trying to atone" ones.

Would the additional sugars in the blood have made newly-diagnosed
PWD more enticing (as either meals or children) to Nick (in either
guise) and Lacroix the contrarian, or would the ketones that built up
in their blood make it completely unpalatable for Our Favorite Vamps?

And while you're thinking up an answer, please help us stop diabetes
in Real Life by sponsoring my ride at http://main.diabetes.org/goto/bfbell

Brenda F. Bell   webwarren@e.......        UA, PoCBS, FKPagan;
Neon-Green GlowWorm
HugMistress of the Ger Bear Project http://members.Tripod.com/~TMana/
Gerthering 3 Photos:  http://members.Tripod.com/~TMana/gertherng/
Visit the Fiendish Glow at http://n2kye.webwarren.com/Fiendish_Glow/

Help STOP Diabetes by supporting me in the 2012 ADA Tour de Cure:


Date:    Sat, 2 Jun 2012 11:11:40 -0400
From:    Greer Watson <gwatson2@r.......>
Subject: Faction icons

I don't think there are any more major factions left to do; but there are
certainly still some smaller ones.  Here you've got icons for the Knights of
the Cross, the T & V Pack, and the R.U.G.s:

I salute you in Ribena!




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