Living With Diabetes

Insulin And Weight Gain

Insulin resistance is also called syndrome X. Because insulin is one of the major hormones, it is inconceivable for your body to balance its minor hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone among them until your insulin metabolism is balanced first. As a result, both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes (diabetes mellitus) may occur if the body may not be able to produce or use the produced insulin. As a result, you have to supply insulin to the body for diabetes cure and improve the symptoms of diabetes. Insulin provided from exterior reverses these processes as blood glucose levels return to normal, which can contribute to weight gain. For further details, read Let's Treat Diabetes

Almost 85 million Americans are suffering from insulin resistance. But, the worst affected are women who develop insulin opposition. These women are at a much greater risk of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, breast cancer etc. Fatigue and weight gain are closely related with insulin resistance. As women anticipate menopause, they become increasingly infatuated to carbohydrates and find it easier to resist insulin and weight gain, especially around their waists.

To keep weight gain under control, you have to reduce your calorie intake and increase your physical activity. You can also use diabetes medicine which are is associated with weight gain such as glimipiride, glibenclamide,repaglimide and acarbose. Diabetes care with insulin or oral medications may lead to weight loss. But, a consultation with a physician and keep regular exercise help you manage insulin and weight gain and also helps you in diabetes treatment and diabetes management.