Insulin therapy and weight gain in type 2 diabetes

2019-07-10
René Rodríguez-Gutiérrez

Does insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes always increase the risk of weight gain? Can weight gain be prevented?

René Rodríguez-Gutiérrez, MD: That is also a great question. I think insulin per se increases weight gain, but there is no doubt that when you put someone on insulin and he or she also makes good lifestyle interventions, for example, follows a good diet and exercises, they can even lose weight.

I think the key is not to forget that besides all the medications, insulin, there is this very important and great therapy, which is lifestyle interventions.

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