Why Do Untreated Diabetics Lose Weight?

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Insulin Resistance And Weight Loss

Insulin resistance and weight loss… How are they related? Insulin resistance is related to diabetes, a condition that keeps your body from producing or using its insulin effectively, and it can make it incredibly difficult to lose weight. A heads up before reading this article: The terms ‘diabetes‘ and ‘prediabetes‘ are discussed a lot in this article. Even if you don’t have either of these conditions, don’t dismiss the information in this article. Here’s why. Insulin resistance, left unchecked, can LEAD to diabetes. It’s the first step in those that become prediabetic and eventually diabetic, and it’s VERY important to reverse insulin resistance so that you don’t become diabetic. Insulin resistance and diabetes is unfortunately common in today’s world, and untold numbers of adults are prediabetic, often without knowing it. If you’ve already received a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes or you’ve struggled throughout your life with type 1, you may have a deeper understanding of the constant struggle to maintain proper insulin levels. Here is the problem: Insulin resistance can cause weight gain and make it VERY difficult to lose weight. The way your body break Continue reading >>

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  1. Suck_My_Diabeetus

    Hello r/diabetes!
    I'm a 30 year old type 1, I've been diabetic since age 8. I've kept a good A1C and overall have a great handle on things. My doctor has me currently on humalog and lantus, and since it's been working so well we have never discussed switching to another type of insulin. I use the Humalog on a sliding scale, and over the years I've gotten so used to it that I can basically hit my dosage on the head every time based on my blood sugar levels and what I eat. I'm not on any specific diet plan or anything, I just get my humalog whenever I eat or my sugar rises (I check my sugar A LOT lol).
    I recieved a letter this weekend from my insurance company (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC) stating that they were taking Humalog off of their "preferred tier" of copay. I called and found out it's going all the way to the maximum copay amount (based on my research it will cost roughly $100 per month vs my current $35). The only fast acting insulin remaining on the preferred list is Novolog.
    Scheduling an appointment to see my doctor between now and Jan 1 (when the new pricing begins) is next to impossible, though I am trying. I know I can get a prescription for Novolog without actually seeing him, and I know that the two are roughly equivalent.
    So I was hoping some of the fine folks here might be able to tell me their experience with switching from one insulin to the other. Similarities, differences, etc. Based on what I've read they are essentially interchangeable, but I know that things are rarely that simple.
    And a bit more info just in case: I won't consider a pump at this time. I cant switch insurance because I get it through work.
    EDIT: Thanks for all of the replies! Definitely eased my mind a bit. I was actually able to get an appointment to see my doctor on Dec 1 for a quick consultation and to get everything switched over.

  2. [deleted]

    I have switched a couple times over my thirty three years as a Type I and the last thirteen with a pump, usually for the same reason that you're being forced to switch. I've never had a problem with the switch, the same dosage worked perfectly and I never even know I'd switched. Obviously, YMMV, but I wouldn't worry too awful much about it.

  3. Suck_My_Diabeetus

    Thanks! The dosage was my main concern. I am so used to Humalog I would probably struggle at first if the dosages were different.

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