Insulin type

By Amna2104 Latest Reply 2014-06-27 15:51:04 -0500
Started 2014-06-27 09:40:18 -0500

Does anyone heard that lantus long act insulin causes weight gain than levemir ??

2 replies

GabbyPA 2014-06-27 15:51:04 -0500 Report

Insulin may not be the culprit, but when many of us go from loosing weight and then on insulin we start to gain, it is tied directly to it. Not that it's insulin's fault, but adjustments do generally need to be made.

I struggle with that, as my diet didn't really change but the weight started to come back after years of it being off. So now I am struggling to find a way to drop the 10 pounds left to get be back to where I started. I lost about 10 of what I gained thanks to Nick's guidance, but it is definitely more difficult when taking insulin.

Type1Lou 2014-06-27 12:10:57 -0500 Report

From all I've read, insulin, by itself, does not cause weight gain. What causes weight gain is eating too much food and then taking more insulin, which helps to metabolize that food, in order to keep blood sugars in range. By eating the proper amount of food (with a particular concentration on the carbohydrates consumed) you will not gain weight. Insulin is not the culprit.

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