I was just diagnosed with T2 about six weeks ago. Stunning discovery for me…my ex hubby is a brittle diabetic and so I know alot about the condition, but it never occurred to me that it could happen to me!
Before my diagnosis, I was losing weight without trying, although I felt like crap. An no wonder…my A1C was over 11! Now, my bg numbers are very good (usually between 80-120) on Actos and Metformin. However, I'm no longer losing weight. In fact, despite keeping my carbs to a total of about 20 PER DAY (or less!), I'm starting to gain it all back. I previously lost 45 lbs. on this very same diet three years ago, so I know it works…the only difference is the meds. I'm on Actos 30 mg and Metformin 500 mg. morning/Metformin 1000 with dinner.
Can these meds (alone or in combination) cause weight gain? If so, does anyone have a suggestion as to another medication that wouldn't have this side effect?
My goal is to lose the excess 45-50 lbs. in hopes of reducing my diabetes and bp meds, but at this rate, I'm doing just the opposite! My GP, who initially agreed that this goal is attainable, merely told me that it's better to be healthy than slim when I asked her about this last week.
Thanks for any suggestions you might have.
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