Tipping or Tilting the Scales...(Gaining or Losing Weight, Medications and Diabetes)

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-07-20 23:58:34 -0500
Started 2012-07-18 04:48:46 -0500

If you own a weight scale do you use it or do you avoid it?

Weighing yourself can either be a good thing, or a bad thing depending on how you look at it and which way the numbers are going, either up or down.

Many people say that their medications cause weight gain, others say the opposite.

What about you?

Are you seeing either a gain or a reduction in weight (within yourself) since you have been diagnosed with diabetes and placed on medication(s) for managing it?




Do you believe that it (the weight gain or reduction) is due to the effects of the medication(s) that you are taking, if any?


13 replies

draco59 2012-07-20 10:36:03 -0500 Report

I weight my self every couple od days… my Endo, Cardo and GP all put at the same weight, but higher than at home, due to what I weight my self in…but subtracting for that, there all with in a pound or so of each other…
Since I was taken of of Actose and Janumet, I've lost close to 40 lbs since March this year.

jayabee52 2012-07-20 10:42:38 -0500 Report

congrats on that loss Ryver!

draco59 2012-07-20 11:02:14 -0500 Report

Thanks Jay… only 120 to go but I'll settle for 75… lol

jayabee52 2012-07-20 11:42:53 -0500 Report

celebrate the little milestones! Better than constantly beating oneself up for not making the big goal.

draco59 2012-07-20 23:58:34 -0500 Report

Thanks Jay, I know, but I've been on this roller coaster of weight loss and gain for over 10 to 15 years…
But I know I'm doing better this time around…
Thanks Jay

Lizardfan 2012-07-20 09:41:52 -0500 Report

I weigh myself once a week here at home. My scales weigh the same as my FP, the endo, and Weight Watchers so I know they are accurate. I have lost a lot of weight since diagnosed. My medication definitely has helped with my weight loss! Current meds Bydureon and Metformin, type 2 since 2000.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-18 11:54:03 -0500 Report

I only trust the scale in the doctors office even though I have one here in the house somewhere. The ones in the doctors office are probably calibrated more often than the one at home.

I have had meds that caused weight loss. I think I read somewhere that Metformin does this also. I have to try to find that article again. I don't know if I saved it.

MAYS 2012-07-20 16:21:32 -0500 Report

Just Joyce, you are correct, Metformin does promote weight loss but when taken with Glipizide that benefit can be lost due to the Glipizide causing the Pancreas to secrete more insulin which promotes the storage of fat if there is excess insulin floating around in the blood stream!


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-20 19:43:53 -0500 Report

I only take Metformin. However, I do know that there are other drugs when combined with Metformin will cause weight gain.

DeanaG 2012-07-18 10:07:10 -0500 Report

I have struggled with my weight since the birth of my daughter. I tried "diet" after "diet", even Phen Phen and never had weight loss that lasted.
Since being diagnosed and starting Metformin I have lost 25 pounds and kept it off, plus I am continuing to lose weight, slowly but surely.
I attribute the weight loss to healthier eating, portion control and exercising.

marco.sauerman 2012-07-18 05:20:04 -0500 Report

I definitely lost a lot because of diabetes but gained to a healthy weight again with meds and maintaining it

ConnieMarie 2012-07-19 17:48:30 -0500 Report

diabetes sucks but its how you control it & live your life thats your way of saying "i have diabetes but it doesnt have me" :)