Thursday, April 10, 2008

HEIDI DIAZ (KIMMER) & DIABETES: SOMETIMES KARMA COMES BACK TO BITE YOU...



Karma comes back to bite Heidi/Kimmer...

On Kimkins' former promotional page ‘‘Thinking About Kimkins?’’ was this enticing but totally false and misleading statement:


"Is Kimkins good for diabetics? Kimkins is perfect for all diabetics!"


Jimmy Moore


Kimmer

In her very first interview in late June of 2007 with Jimmy Moore, which he subsequently removed from his blog, this is what Kimmer had to say about diabetes:

"Now, a slim size 4, I look back and wonder what took me so long to get serious? I now fit into theater seats without even touching the arms! Seat belts aren't anxiety provoking. My confidence has soared! No longer do I fear developing diabetes."
During her subsequent interview with Jimmy Moore in July, 2007, Kimmer tells Jimmy...

"[Kimmer] What’s dangerous is staying obese and waking up tomorrow with Type II diabetes, or kidney disease, or high blood pressure. "

Well, that comment of Heidi's was prophetic.

Here's what Kimmer said in her blog post, Why Do Amputations Occur With Diabetes?, on January 28, 2008:

"I was talking about the effects of diabetes on the Kimmer's Back On Track challenge the other day. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last October...

If you're diabetic take good care of yourself! Follow your doctor's instructions and test your blood sugar often. If you're not diabetic yet, but overweight -- get the weight off!"

So only a few months after her interview with Jimmy, Kimmer was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Well, that is a most unfortunate diagnosis but perhaps if Heidi Diaz/Kimmer had taken her own advice and actually lost the 198 pounds she falsely reported she had, she may not have developed Type 2 diabetes.

Here's a quick review of some of Kimmer's comments related to diabetes:

On February, 6, 2007, Kimmer writes on her blog:

"Type 2 Diabetic Gets Off Meds With Kimkins!

I'll admit, these are my very favorite success posts on the Kimkins website!

From Kimkins member 'Sweetstell':
'What a great lady! How come I had never heard of Kimmer till I stumbled onto the site of Living La Vida Low Carb and another big loser directed me here! In 8 days I have lost 7.5 pounds!

And I'm a Type II DIABETIC!!! It's been great getting off my Metformin and having normal readings!'

Wow! A few days on the super effective Kimkins diet and this sweet lady was able to get off of her diabetes medication!

Many Type II diabetic members report needing much less (or no) medication after a few short weeks on Kimkins. Even Type I types typically reduce their insulin dosage (with doctor's approval, of course).

If you or someone you know is diabetic, do them a favor and tell them to check out Kimkins! Be sure to check in with "Sweetstell" and give her a big HIGH 5!

Good job, Stell! Keep it up!

Posted by

Kimmer
at 7:53 PM"

On Thursday, January 17, 2008, Kimmer writes on her blog:

"Are Your Diabetes Meds Making You Fat?

Diabetic? Many Kimkins members are, including me. The diagram above shows that sulfonylureas (like the glipizide I take) help your pancreas create more insulin. Insulin is the fat storing hormone.

I found this blurb a quick explanation of why our diabetes meds can be triggering weight gain or not letting us lose as quickly as we'd like.

"Is your weight going up even though you haven't been eating more? Take a look at your diabetes medications —— they could be the culprit.

Some diabetes medications could make you gain weight. To put it simply, as you get better control of your diabetes, you no longer lose glucose in your urine, so your body retains those calories.

Some classes of diabetes drugs are more likely to cause weight gain than others. Sulfonylureas (such as glyburide and glipizide), meglitinides (Prandin), and insulin can cause weight gain.

The drugs most commonly associated with weight gain and fluid retention are the thiazolidinediones (glitazones), such as pioglitazone and rosiglitazone.

It's not safe to let your blood sugar levels increase in order to lose weight. To prevent weight gain, you'll need to improve your lifestyle efforts by making better food choices and exercising more often.

You can also talk to your doctor about trying other medications. Some drugs, like Metformin, work like the glitazones, but won't cause weight gain. They can even help with weight loss. You can try switching to this type of drug, but watch for other side effects, including gas, bloating, or diarrhea. Keep in mind that you can't take this drug if you have heart disease.

Also, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (such as acarbose and miglitol) don't cause weight gain, but can cause side effects such as bloating or diarrhea.

Being female, overweight, or having kidney disease or high blood pressure raises your risks of developing edema (water retention) from medication. If you believe water retention is an issue for you, talk to your doctor about trying diuretics or switching to a different medication in order to control your edema."

Posted by Kimmer at 5:26 PM"

After reading Kimmer's January 17th post, a member of LCF (Strawberry) had this to say:

"Well, I went to look at kimkins site and there is one post on Kimkins blog that makes me very upset, about "are your diabetes meds making you fat". And discusses weight gain associated with insulin and some of the meds. The implication is that if you are taking (NEEDED) diabetes medication, perhaps going off the meds will make you lose weight.

Its a common, dangerous practice among young teen girls who are supposed to be on insulin to not take their insulin, so that they cant get the calories from sugar eaten. Of course, the sugar then soars to dangerous highs in the blood and tears up kidneys, blood vessels, nerves, etc. The same thing happens to someone who doesnt take a diabetes medication such as glyburide.

I'm all for trying to come off meds and lose weight and naturally get blood sugar under control when doing low carb. But to plant the idea of stopping diabetes meds when they are needed is completely irresponsible.

Physicans are completely aware of weight gain as a possible side effect with some meds and try to use meds capable of causing weight gain sparingly, and only when necessary. And weight gain will be minimal if diet is controlled correctly so that there isn't excess sugar in the first place."


WARNING

If you are either a Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic and even thinking about taking yourself off your medication for diabetes, please consult with your doctor immediately!


(See Mariasol's excellent post
Kimmer - A Lying Liar that Lies for the transcript of Jimmy's very first interview with Kimmer)


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22 comments:

MrsMenopausal said...

Isn't it amazing how her view and opinions change according to whatever she needs to cover her own behind?

What happened? I thought Kimkins was excellent for diabetics. Why isn't she off her meds yet? pppfft.

What training does Heidi Diaz have to advise others about Diabetic treatment? Could it be her own lengthy experience with Diabetes (since October '07)? Or would it be her extensive medical background she's relying on?

It's irresponsible and dangerous but that kind of behavior from her doesn't surprise me in the least.


My blog: Weighing The Facts

Medusa said...

Word, MrsM.

What I find particularly galling is this statement of hers when she was anything but "a slim size 4":

"What’s dangerous is staying obese and waking up tomorrow with Type II diabetes..."

Well, I guess she loves living dangerously and is now paying the piper. Karma's a b*tch.

MrsMenopausal said...

Yeah, isn't that special?
And now she's playing yet another part for profit ...the poor pitiful me, help me, I need you, I'm one of you, feel for me ... routine.

There's are so many differences between her and her members but how about this one for starters ... Members PAID YOU, Heidi, for your dieting experience and advice. Now that you're asking for their advice and relying on their experience, perhaps it's time you shelled out some cash and paid your members for what YOU were SUPPOSED to give THEM for the hard earned money they paid out to YOU for a membership.


Exactly what is it they're getting for their money again?

Medusa said...

"Exactly what is it they're getting for their money again?"

A whining, sadistic, lying, fraudulent sociopath.

MrsMenopausal said...

A bargain at any price! :-/

Medusa said...

Not much bang for the buck, though ;^)

MrsMenopausal said...

Ummm, that may be one of the pluses. ;D

mariasol said...

Or what about this one from "Thinking About Kimkins":
"I'm hypothyroid. Will Kimkins work for me?

You bet! Kimmer created the diet and is severely hypothyroid."

It didn't work for Kimmer, did it? Using her members as lab rats again?

Medusa said...

MrsM, you win. That was good. :^D

....................

"You bet! Kimmer created the diet and is severely hypothyroid."

Mariasol, another gem from the slogan genius. A bit of an oxymoron, isn't it?

MrsMenopausal said...

But, Mariasol, Kimmer never said it would work if you're a hypothyroid diabetic posing as a Russian model so what's the problem? :-/

Medusa, and I don't know about the Oxy part but the other .....

Medusa said...

Moron? LOL! Touche (pr. too-shay...couldn't figure out how to put the acute accent over the "e" :^)

MrsMenopausal said...

Medusa, you do realize that I'm talking about the oxy'less Heidi, right? =:-O

Medusa said...

NO, I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT AND I'M VERY UPSET.




LOL, just kidding :^)

Yes, MrsM, I knew you were talking about Heidi.

And speaking of Heidi, do you think she's Sam?

MrsMenopausal said...

Hmmm, Heidi=Sam? I don't think so.

Heidi likes a lot of attention and to be considered an authority on everything. Oh, wait. Ummm.

Nah, Heidi makes use of many pseudonyms in her verbose displays of ... uh, eh. Scratch that.

No way. Heidi is her own biggest fan and ... errr, crap.

Can I get back to you on this?

Sheridan said...

"Moron? LOL! Touche (pr. too-shay...couldn't figure out how to put the acute accent over the "e" :^)"


é


Press "ALT" and 0233 at the same time, and violà . . . Unless you use a Mac, and then I have no clue.

:-)

Medusa said...

LOL, MrsM. You're breaking me up here :^) There are a lot of similarities, no?

I'm thinking that if Sam isn't Heidi then he is someone who has followed this story for a long, long time.

Yesterday, I couldn't remember the URL to his "writings" that he posted on LCF so I typed in this:

http://samredman.com/kimkins/www.kimkins.com/

Check out all the sub-files and you'll see he was busy saving the strangest things from KK on April 7th.

The other thing I can't wrap my head around is the fact that if he saw the Insider Exclusive video (which wasn't posted until the wee hours of March 30th) that he refers to in his first posting, how on earth could he have read and absorbed ALL the FWK threads and ALL the anti-KK blogs before his first post on LCF. That would be a pretty monumental task, unless he's taken the Evelyn Wood speed-reading course.

IMO, he knows too much to have come this late to the party.

Medusa said...

Sheridan! Thank you SO much!

I had NO idea that's how you added the accent mark.

See, you can teach an old dog new tricks :^)

MrsMenopausal said...

Well, well, well. Very interesting. Very interesting, indeed.

Yes, I agree. It's a lot of info in a short period of time. It doesn't make sense.

If he's been involved for longer than he claims, I wonder what he gains by representing himself as a newcomer to it all.

mariasol said...

MrsM - I rarely LoL in my office at work but this cracked me up:

"Hmmm, Heidi=Sam? I don't think so.

Heidi likes a lot of attention and to be considered an authority on everything. Oh, wait. Ummm.

Nah, Heidi makes use of many pseudonyms in her verbose displays of ... uh, eh. Scratch that.

No way. Heidi is her own biggest fan and ... errr, crap.

Can I get back to you on this?"

Sheridan said...

"IMO, he knows too much to have come this late to the party."

I think so, too.



Medusa, I'm an old dog, too! woof!

Medusa said...

WOOF! Shake a paw?

LOL!

Yucky said...

Fascinating information Medusa! hmmm ...

hey would you mind opening up a post for the LCFSam discussion? Lots of new info coming in from various sources & we hate to clutter up your excellent Diabetes post!

Note to Mrs.M -- lol! You are one funny lady!