Insulin is the most potent and effective treatment for elevated blood glucose levels.
Everyone with Type-1 diabetes needs insulin to stay alive, and millions people diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes in the United States require insulin to control their blood glucose levels.
However, even insulin is not without its side effects.
One of the most common concerns expressed by people who use insulin is that it tends to cause weight gain. In fact, research from the United Kindgom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) showed that the average person with Type-2 diabetes gained about nine pounds in their first three years of insulin use.
Since achieving and maintaining a healthy weight are important for everyone with diabetes, let’s discuss why this happens and what can be done about it.
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