Insulin therapy, a treatment for diabetes, can cause unwanted weight gain.
This episode will cover the link between diabetes, insulin, and gaining weight, as well as how to manage and minimize weight gain.
Insulin is a natural hormone produced in the pancreas. When we eat, our pancreas releases insulin to help our bodies produce energy from sugars. Insulin is a vital part of metabolism. Without it, your body would cease to function.
Weight gain is a common symptom of diabetes.
Compared with people who do not have diabetes, young adults with type-1 diabetes have a higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. To wit, according to World Health Organization estimates (2003), 90 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are either overweight or obese.
Establishing healthy lifestyle habits can help people:
reduce excess body weight,
manage diabetes symptoms, and even
reverse pre-diabetes and insulin resistance.
-Coach Be Moore
PS: This episode is not a substitute for medical advice. Consult your healthcare team regarding any of your diabetes related questions.
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