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Is extreme weight gain a symptom of diabetes?
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Extreme weight gain can cause type ii diabetes not the other way around.

In brief: No
Extreme weight gain can cause type ii diabetes not the other way around.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Can be - get checked
When people develop type 2 diabetes, they don't respond normally to insulin, and their body makes more Insulin than usual trying to keep the sugar down.
That increased Insulin can make people feel hungry soon after a meal and lead to overeating. Putting on weight worsens the Insulin resistance, and I do sometimes see people who have gained 50+ pounds just before learning they have diabetes.

In brief: Can be - get checked
When people develop type 2 diabetes, they don't respond normally to insulin, and their body makes more Insulin than usual trying to keep the sugar down.
That increased Insulin can make people feel hungry soon after a meal and lead to overeating. Putting on weight worsens the Insulin resistance, and I do sometimes see people who have gained 50+ pounds just before learning they have diabetes.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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