I am on insulin for my diabetes and I am overweight. If I lose weight, will I be able to stop the insulin shots?
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modestweightreduction. Loweringtheinsulindosagehelpstocontrolappetiteandfurtherhelps effortsatweightreduction.Lowering the
insulin dosagereducesappetite byreducingthelikelihoodofhypoglycemia,whichmustbetreatedbyfoodintake,thus limitingthesuccessofweightlossefforts.Unfortunately,evenwithsuchanincentive,themajorityofpeoplewithdiabeteswhostartinsulinwillneedtoremainonit,duetothedifficultyofachieving
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patientsandyourdoctorordiabeteseducatorwillhavearecommenda-tionforasupplementalscalethatmayberightforyou and sustaining successful weight reduction and also to the fact that the body’s own insulin production may by now be quite deficient. Available approved medications for weight reduction are also sel- dom helpful long term, due to limiting side effects and lack of effectiveness. However, patients who have undergone bariatric surgery are often able to achieve sustained weight loss and discontinue insulin for the medium to long term. This approach is being increasingly used for people with severe degrees of obesity and serious health problems related to it, including diabetes