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Why Am I Not Losing Weight On Metformin

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How One Man Stopped Metformin After Losing Weight

Exercise and weight loss lower blood sugar because they both reduce the body's insulin resistance, the key problem in people with type 2 diabetes. Therefore, increasing exercise or losing weight can sometimes lower or eliminate your need for diabetes medication. It's easier to keep your blood sugar in check without medication if your body is more sensitive to the insulin your body does make (most people with type 2 diabetes make at least some of the hormone). I was able to stop taking metformin, the drug I had been taking to lower my glucose—Louis Sarkes, Type 2 Diabetes Patient Louis Sarkes, 50, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2006 after a routine blood test during his annual physical exam. "I was surprised, but motivated to do something right away," said Sarkes, who is a money manager based in Baltimore, Md. He went to an all-day session on weight loss at Johns Hopkins University (where his doctor is based). He listened to doctors, nutritionists, and other patients talk about weight loss and exercise strategies, setbacks and successes. More about diabetes and exercise "I chose a diet low in sugars and high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and kept carbohydrates at Continue reading >>

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  1. 1049jess

    Just curious to know if anyone has had success with weight loss and Metformin?
    I'm currently takiing 1000 mg 2x/day. I don't know if it's helping my weight loss, but I don't think it's hurting it at all... especially now that I'm limiting sugars.

  2. kaplods

    My doctor told me it might help a little with weight loss, and I think it did/does, but the effect isn't dramatic.
    When my husband first started taking it, it made him nauseous for the first week or so (which isn't a fun way to reduce appetite, but an effective one).
    Neither of us can say what we would or wouldn't have lost without it.
    A while back (but at least a year or two after starting metformin), I had to go a few days without the metformin, and WOW I was a LOT more hungry. I think because metformin tends to level out your blood sugar, you don't get as hungry because the blood sugar drops and insulin spikes are muted as well.
    Just my guess though. As a tool, I think it's helping but I don't think it would do much if anything, if I weren't also being careful with my diet, but hey, every little bit helps.
    Most of my changes have been extremely tiny. So small, that I hardly feel like I've made any, because I made them so slowly. It meant slow weight loss, but I love that I never felt like I was "on a diet" or depriving myself in any way.
    I'm now at a stage where I may have to make more dramatic changes, and I'm finding that more intimidating, but it's all one step in front of the other..

  3. g35

    I was diagnosed with PCOS in 1998 and have been on metformin intermittently ever since. Quite honestly, I have stopped taking it on numerous occassions because it has absolutely no effect on me - weightloss or otherwise. I'm back on it for the umptheenth time, and still cannot tell a difference.

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