diabetes download imageThe Mighty community asked: “Why have I gained so much weight since starting insulin? Is there anything that I can do?”
This is a very common question, and a great one! Many people experience what you are feeling. Weight gain often becomes a problem when HbA1cs are reduced from >9 to 7 or below. The reasons for this are vast and often results in patient noncompliance. But insulin compliance keeps us alive. And weight gain can be avoided if the reasons for the gain are understood.
People with uncontrolled diabetes (HbA1c=>9) often experience weight loss. This is due to either a lack of insulin or a decrease in their cell’s insulin sensitivity. They cannot therefore properly convert food into energy and instead, glucose sits in the