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Does insulin lead to weight gain?

Good day

Please give me some advice – I am currently on an injection of 75 ml daily and 75 ml overnight – I’m not over-eating but due to working hours don’t have the time to exercise and just growing bigger and bigger…

Please help!


– Charlotte

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  1. Lisa Bleeker Lisa Bleeker

    Hi Charlotte, i definately think insulin leads to weight gain!!! i recently came out of ICU with DKA and my insulin was increased by more than double! i have already gained 11kg’s and its only been 2 freakin weeks!!! just wondering how i will look by christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this sucs! can anyone help!

  2. From Facebook (Diabetic South Africans):

    I spoke to my endo about this and he said it depends what type of insulin you are on. I’m on nova rapid and levimir and doctor said its one of the few types of insulin that don’t result in weight gain.

    – Kirsten-leigh de Klerk

  3. From Facebook (Diabetic South Africans):

    Yes it does,I’m Type 1 Diabetic for 24 years now and the insulin does cause me to gain weight! I’m using Humalog 3 times per day and Lantus before bed time!

    – Lize Large

  4. From Facebook (Diabetic South Africans):

    I do feel that I’ve picked up weight on my tummy, where I inject myself. Could I please have some info on that as that I’m a bit stressed about it, although I train very hard at gym every morning… I am on Humulin 30/70. I take it before breakfast and before supper.

    – Annelie Otto

  5. From Facebook (Diabetic South Africans):

    I’m type1 diabetic too. And use apidra and lantus. And I’ve pick up a lot of weight. Which type of insullin is better to use?

    – Nina Cronje

  6. From Facebook (Diabetic South Africans):

    I am also on apidra & lantus – have gained 11kg’s in less than 2 weeks! am not eating much even!!! help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    – Lisa Bleeker

  7. From Facebook (Diabetic South Africans):

    Now it make sense – type 1 diabetic on apidra and struggle with my weight – dont each much and go to gym 3/4 times a week.

    – Cecilia Haupt

  8. From Facebook (Diabetic South Africans):

    I am also on novorapid and recently on levimir which the endo said will not allow me to put on weight.I walk daily,eat correctly but with menopause and the insulin it looks as if my stomach belongs to another body.

    – Rekha Woodhaymal

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