• Lipedema and Diabetes - A Vicious Circle!

    As a lipedema sufferer with type I diabetes, I am dependent on the insulin supply "from outside" 24/7 and without a break. The insulin is either brought under the skin using an insulin pen or an insulin pump via cannulas / needles and injected into the subcutaneous fatty tissue. Insulin is a so-called mast hormone. On the one hand it causes the blood sugar level to drop, on the other hand it can

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  • Confident despite lipedema - why I took part in “No Body is perfect”

    How it all began It was a day in August 2019. I got Whats app messages from our self-help group Lilybelles Nordhessen. Among other things, there was a call to participate in a television program. We were looking for women with lipedema who would like to become self-confident despite lipedema. I leave it and shortly afterwards I forgot. That same evening looked

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  • Pretty best friends: breathing exercises for the lymphatic system

    Correct breathing does a lot of good on a physical and emotional level. Incorrect breathing blocked - I experienced this painfully after three operations and the formation of lymphedema on the stomach and thighs. In addition to manual lymphatic drainage, I still get speech therapy to stabilize speech and breathing so that I can literally breathe deeply again through breathing exercises, breathe away pain and without closing

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