Weight loss

By Bernie22 Latest Reply 2017-11-15 03:58:45 -0600
Started 2017-11-09 01:13:54 -0600

I was diagnosed with diabetes in November 2016 but misdiagnosed as type 1. I was immediately put on insulin and the weight that I lost returned gradually. I was on insulin for 8 months and was sick most of the time because I was not getting the correct medication. It is only after seeking a second opinion that I started to improve as I was put on glucophage and diaglucide. I've been on the oral medication for 4 months and on insulin for 8 months. I started losing weight (like 5 kgs) in the last two months. Could this be as a result of the oral medication? I think that it is as my mother is type 2 and she has been on the same medication for 2 years. She lost a lot of weight and has not gained any weight ever since.

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rbt.buch 2017-11-15 03:58:45 -0600 Report

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Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice. …
Drink water a half hour before meals. …
Choose weight loss-friendly foods (see list). …
Eat soluble fiber. …
Drink coffee or tea. …
Eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods. …
Eat your food slowly.
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suecsdy 2017-11-12 14:23:12 -0600 Report

I was on insulin when first dxd. It isn't just for T1s. I managed to maintain without weight gain for just over a year, until a course of steroids caused rapid weight gain. Nothing I have done, with or without insulin has enabled me to lose weight. I use Bydureon now, a once a week injectable. It is also used to generate some weight loss, but not for me. It is an excellent diabetes drug though, IMO.

GabbyPA 2017-11-12 12:51:15 -0600 Report

Insulin by nature of what it is, moves glucose into our cells. If we do not burn that off, it's converted into fat. That is the function of insulin, so in all honesty, it was just doing it's job.

Being on insulin doesn't mean you must gain weight, but it's a common side effect of it's use. If your numbers are in a good range and you are feeling good and your doctor is happy with the results from the oral meds, then go for it. The ultimate goal is healthy range glucose levels. Which ever treatment helps you achieve that is the one I would stick with.

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