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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. Maggiel

    Weight loss

    I have changed my diet, and began exercising. since then sometimes I have no need to take my diabetic pills. My question is, will my high blood sugar prevent me from loosing weight if I don't take the pills?

  2. Maggiel

    Thank you so much for your advice and for caring.

  3. mamaoak

    should not go off pills unless approved by dr. and your aci test are at 4 or 5. the test you should get every 3 months.
    i would not take the chance.

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