By TLJ Latest Reply 2009-05-05 00:49:52 -0500
Started 2009-05-01 21:40:41 -0500

I'm fairly new to this, but I've only been on insulin for a month. what is this constant hunger thing? ever since insulin I can't seem to statisfy my hunger. Any suggestions? also gaining weight and eating less ?????

3 replies

dyanne 2009-05-05 00:49:52 -0500 Report

Hello just wanted to let you know you are not alone. I am hungry all the time. I 'am trying so hard to loose weight. It is very common to gain weight when you first start and also hard to loose it. I can't really explain the scientific reason but there is one. Try not to let it get you down. Watch the c
carbs they will make you more hungry, good luck.

2009-05-02 08:23:53 -0500 Report

Hi TLJ and welcome to DC. I am on insulin only and have not gained any weight and my appetite has stayed about the same as before being diagnosed in December.

This a discussion about this subject that might explain things better.

I hope it helps you and welcome again! Angie

Avera 2009-05-02 00:42:32 -0500 Report

There could be many reasons for your hunger, but you are right, many people gain weight on insulin. Rather than write a long post, I have found an article that explains what you might have been experiencing.

A good idea would be to keep a food diary and on your next doctor visit show it to hime when you explain your hunger. He can best help you adjust.

Here is the link to the article.


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