Does insulin cause weight gain, and a few other interesting questions, and answers, covering and including oral meds!

By jigsaw Latest Reply 2014-04-05 08:07:29 -0500
Started 2014-03-30 09:03:02 -0500

This video addresses some commonly asked questions, that come up frequently. This video might come in handy, for those of you that may have missed some of the posts and previous discussions covering these questions. An excellent video for those that are recently diagnosed, or starting a new medication.

8 replies

MrsCDogg 2014-04-05 08:07:29 -0500 Report

Lots of folks are going to disagree with me and that's ok. LOTS of medications cause weight gain. That includes some kinds of insulin.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-03-30 19:36:17 -0500 Report

Hi Jigsaw: Good subject and great video. But I have to agree with MoeGig. Food causes weight gain and not the tried and true insulin or pills the MD. prescribes for us either. Although the Dr. did tell me some people either gain a great deal of weight or loose a great deal as well. Then their DX…and usually go onto insulin right away. I repeat, "SOME PEOPLE"…but with good eating habits and good foods that too will even itself out. I was one who gained, that's the only reason I know. I gained 25 lbs. along with an awful thirst that took me to the Dr. My BG was like 415 and my A1C was like 12.9. It evened out with time and I lost the 25 lbs. But food caused me to gain weight.

jigsaw 2014-03-30 20:21:16 -0500 Report

I started to gain weight when I first went on insulin. That's when I focused on portion control, and it saved the day! Yes food and resulting calories are the culprit, when it comes to weight gain. I'm glad that you got your situation in balance.

GabbyPA 2014-03-30 11:03:49 -0500 Report

This is a very good video. Very in depth and I like that it's with a pharmacist. Thank you for sharing. Everyone should watch this. It answers a lot of those little "I wonder if" questions we often have.

jigsaw 2014-03-30 14:48:24 -0500 Report

I thought it might be a good idea to condense some of these questions and answers as explained by a professional, in one post. They are pretty much standard questions. I'm sure they will always be asked, as long as there is diabetes around.

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