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Insulin And Weight Gain: Keep The Pounds Off

Insulin and weight gain often go hand in hand, but weight control is possible. If you need insulin therapy, here's how to minimize — or avoid — weight gain. Weight gain is a common side effect for people who take insulin — a hormone that regulates the absorption of sugar (glucose) by cells. This can be frustrating because maintaining a healthy weight is an important part of your overall diabetes management plan. The good news is that it is possible to maintain your weight while taking insulin. The link between insulin and weight gain When you take insulin, glucose is able to enter your cells, and glucose levels in your blood drop. This is the desired treatment goal. But if you take in more calories than you need to maintain a healthy weight — given your level of activity — your cells will get more glucose than they need. Glucose that your cells don't use accumulates as fat. Avoid weight gain while taking insulin Eating healthy foods and being physically active most days of the week can help you prevent unwanted weight gain. The following tips can help you keep the pounds off: Count calories. Eating and drinking fewer calories helps you prevent weight gain. Stock the refri Continue reading >>

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  1. monicakm

    How to STOP Taking Insulin

    I have to conduct an experiment that will involve stopping my insulin for a few weeks, if that long. I've only been on it for about a month. Yes, I know my numbers will go back up. Is insulin something you can stop abruptly or do I need to slowly decrease my dose? I can't take the oral meds. Please, I don't need a lecture, just whether or not I can stop without titrating.
    Thank you.

  2. gap2368

    why do you want to stop is my question to you are you gaining weight if that is the case limit your carbs can help
    I would talk to your dr

  3. jack1

    Ask your Dr, but this is what I did, but I would do whatever it took to keep my bloods in range, including insulin..by not flogging the pancreas, I would have the best chance of preserving what's left of my pancreas cells, while I get my diet and bloods in range
    it’s a long page and a few good video’s
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf
    For me, the more carbs we eat the more carbs we want. they don’t give up easy
    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/low.../firstweek.htm
    how much carb
    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/low.../carblevel.htm
    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/low...d-Cravings.htm

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