I'm trying to lose some pounds and inches. I exercise intensely. My program includes,cardio,core and weigth training.I have heard that insulin can make you gain weight. Last night I attended a wellness seminar and the Physician conducting it shocked me when he said,:" Insulin causes inflamation throughout the body". This Physician treats patients with conventional medications and also holistic Rx. Please share your comments.Pete

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It's my understanding that insulin actually reduces inflammation rather than the reverse being true. See http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/archives/vol39/vol39n47/articles/... for research from 2008. Also, some think that it is the inflammation that causes the insulin resistance that leads to Type 2 diabetes, not the obesity itself. Which makes sense because most overweight people do not develop T2D.

However, I did experience weight gain when I began using insulin - about a pound per month for the first seven months. Then, it leveled out. And, judging from how I feel in my clothes, that extra weight went straight to my waistline. When I asked my endo what to do about it, she said there is nothing to be done beyond watching what I eat (portion control) & continuing my exercise program. She said that a certain amount of weight gain is commonly associated with the use of insulin. I don't know exactly how I feel about her response. I'm still thinking about it. Several earlier posters mentioned this & I'm just chiming in.
Thank you for you imput. We need as much information as possible so we can educate our Physicians and yes,even our endros.lolPete




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