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Diabetes medications and weight

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We will talk about which diabetes medications make you gain weight and which ones help you lose weight

There are a variety of diabetes medications and insulin so which one can cause weight loss and which one can cause weight gain that will be the topic of this video today first of all i would like to mention that for most people weight gain can make diabetes worse because if you gain weight then your body becomes more resistant to insulin and that will raise blood

Sugar generally speaking diabetes medication that can reduce weight are preferred first let’s look at diabetes medications that can cause weight gain the first column of this table is the weight change here one red arrow means a little bit of weight gain usually around a few pounds and the double red arrows means a lot of weight gain on average more than 10

Pounds and the second column is class the class of medications and third column is examples some specific individual medications that belongs to each class the name i listed are the brand name and in the brackets are the generic names i would like to bring to your attention that here the weight change i mean the weight change that’s related or that’s associated

With the maximal dose or very high dose of the medication or in other words the weight gain or weight loss when you take a very high dose or maximal dose of the medication for example if you only take insulin atlantis five units a day it’s unlikely to give you much of a weight gain however if you take 40 50 units a day most people will gain weight and most

People gain more than 10 pounds or even 20 or 30 pounds i will pause for a second here so you can look at this table carefully and see if your medication falls anywhere on this table now let’s look at diabetes medication that can cause weight loss again the first column is a weight change and here one green arrow means a little bit of weight loss on average

A few pounds and two arrows means a lot of weight loss normally above 10 pounds and the gray arrow the flat gray arrow means minimal weight change and the second columns are the classes of medications and the third column are the most commonly used medications in each class and again i list the brand name and also the generic name in the brackets again i

Would like to emphasize that the weight change i’m talking about here is a weight change when you take the maximal dose of the medication for example ozanpi can come in three different doses including 0.25 milligram every week 0.5 milligram every week and 1 milligram every week here the weight loss or the weight change i’m talking about is the change that when

You take one milligram the maximum dose of ozan pig again i will pause for a few seconds and let you look at this table carefully see if any of your medications falls anywhere on this table if you like to learn more about the pros and cons of each individual medication then you can go to our website hmf-diabetes.com and just search your question and get answers

For example if you like to know the pros and cons of metformin then you can just search what are the pros and cons of metformin and then the website will match the most relevant answers for you

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Diabetes medications and weight By Help My Diabetes