Can You Lose Weight On Lantus?

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Insuln & Weight Gain

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community I have been insulin dependant for 47 years and always overweight. Over the last 2 years have managed to lose 4 stone and still wanting to lose another 2 (sorry still in old weight measures) but have now started to gain weight even though I am eating the same as I did when loosing it. Exercise has increased and BMI levels down to lowest ever. In my opinion my weight loss slowed and I started to gain when Monotard & Actrapid stopped being available and I then had a short time withHumalog 25. Due to control going from 6 to 8.4 I was advised to go onto 4 a day and in February this year was put on Novorapid and Levemir. Pre meal dosage amounts of Novorapid vary from 10 - 16 depending on severity of early morning hypos but the Levemir stays at 50 units per evening. Are these insulins helping to prevent weight loss :?: Are there other insulins which can maintain my control and be more condusive to helping with weight loss. :?: don't know if this helps, but I have had problems losing weight over past few years-bit overweight too. I was on Lantus, a long-acting insulin an Continue reading >>

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  1. magickmom

    Lantus and weight gain :(

    Hi peeps! I am so bummed…I have been on 44 units of lantus 2 times a day. I have gained 12 pounds since the end of may. Has this happened to anyone?

  2. kasaundra

    Oh no. I just started lantus. I have been loosing weight since I found out I was diabetic. I am proud to say I like 4lbs having lost a total of 100lbs. I think if I lose 20 more I will be at a good weight. I sure hope I don't start gaining. I don't have a problem with portion control, but my job requires me to sit most of the day. Guess I am going to have to go back to walking at lunch instead relaxing with a book. :-(

  3. IronOre

    I am in the same boat as you . . . on my butt all day. I am so busy with work that many times I doon't take a lunch break even tho I work in a great place to walk.
    It really is not a guarantee that you will gain weight, but now that you know about it, it's a good thing to keep track of.

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