By enge Latest Reply 2009-08-05 13:36:45 -0500
Started 2009-07-27 10:21:57 -0500

I have only been on Insulin for about 5 days, and I feel so hungry all the time!!! Can anyone give me any insight as to why this might be?? I nlever felt hungry like this before.

7 replies

gwen57 2009-08-05 13:36:45 -0500 Report

it sure does, i was dianosed in 2006 put on lantus and been eating every since HA! HA!, but in small portions

mamaoak 2009-07-27 18:41:38 -0500 Report

well may be you are not getting enugh carb or protine i use 4 oz of low fat in the little tubs. cottage cheese or a couple of string chese low fat ones gramcrakers only 3 rectangles 6 squars with creame cheese the wait waters one peanubutter on them as well. coco coverd almonds 1 0z. or some cellery sticks . hope this helps also they say some times when you fell hungery you are thirsty so have a drink of water see if this helps good luck.

P2putt 2009-07-27 18:01:33 -0500 Report

I read on this site that insulin may actually increase you appitite/hunger.I'm not sure if it was John C or another member. You may want to consult with your Health Care Provider. Wishing you the best,Pete

Sarguillo 2009-07-27 17:36:14 -0500 Report

Hello, I cant help with why you are hungry, Are you T1 or T2 insulin dependant? I know that when I went on insulin, I got alittle hungrier and noticed that I tended to want to eat more. You do know that insulin is a hormone. All I can say, is test and try a few items out and test again. See what items do what to you. You could eat more vegtables, I know, we are not cattle and and some take that approch but I find that if I am hungry, I take some carrots to dip in ranch dressing. Some zuccini and make a stir fry, Some cauliflower and drizzle some cheese sauce over it. Some green beans, bell pepers with Onions and a protein and stir fry it with a light brown sauce. Try a few of these out and then test and see how your BS are doing. Good luck. Hope these help curb your hunger. Oh, and dont foget to drink enough water to keep you hydrated.

enge 2009-07-27 20:30:19 -0500 Report

I am a type II, on Novolog with meals and Lentas at bedtime. I try to eat healthy snacks but they don't seem to fill me up. I will keep experimenting. Thanks!

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