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Does insulin create difficulty in losing weight? And does 8 yearsof using it upset my hormones?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and No

One of the side effect of Insulin is weight gain.
That's why it's important to follow your doctor's advise and use only what's necessary to control your blood sugar. There are other diabetes medication you can use along with Insulin to negate the weight gain from insulin. Using Insulin long term does not "upset your hormones." chances are if you are on it, then your doc thinks you need it.

In brief: Yes and No

One of the side effect of Insulin is weight gain.
That's why it's important to follow your doctor's advise and use only what's necessary to control your blood sugar. There are other diabetes medication you can use along with Insulin to negate the weight gain from insulin. Using Insulin long term does not "upset your hormones." chances are if you are on it, then your doc thinks you need it.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It doesn't have to

Insulin allows ur body to use the fuel u eat.
If u use a fixed dose of Insulin tang then force yourself to eat a fixed amt of food and that amy of food is more calories than u need to lose weight, then it's hard. Speak w/ ur dr or dm educator to learn carb counting, so u can safely cut down food intake and match Insulin dose to food (instead of vice versa). Insulin won't mess w/ hormone levels.

In brief: It doesn't have to

Insulin allows ur body to use the fuel u eat.
If u use a fixed dose of Insulin tang then force yourself to eat a fixed amt of food and that amy of food is more calories than u need to lose weight, then it's hard. Speak w/ ur dr or dm educator to learn carb counting, so u can safely cut down food intake and match Insulin dose to food (instead of vice versa). Insulin won't mess w/ hormone levels.
Dr. Jennie Law
Dr. Jennie Law
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