Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My husband has this theory...

He thinks I have an overabundance of Human Growth Hormone.

This is based on the fact that....I look young and have trouble putting on weight. i believe him on the weight thing. The young thing....well....not so much, but it's sweet of him to say.

It's also based on the fact that I make a lot of prolactin. This is released by the pituitary, and he believes (could be wrong) that HGH is released by the pituary as well. He thinks my pituitary is a little overactive.

So I was reading, that an increase in HGH puts you at risk for diabetes. It is used (and there's some controversy about this) for weight loss in obese patients.

Even if his theory does prove to be correct, and I have a lot of HGH, I don't know what that would mean for me. I don't think decreasing my levels of HGH would get rid of my diabetes or anything. (If it did, people would know. I mean, hello.)

The question is, do I mention this theory to my doctor? Would it matter?

I have an appointment this week with a new Primary Care (mine retired).

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Remember when my pancreas worked? Those were some goooood times.......