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Question:

From Vancouver, Washington, USA:

I am in my 40s, have had type 2 diabetes for six years, and since starting insulin a year ago, I have gained 20 pounds. I seem to want to eat more often, even when I am not hungry. What effect does insulin have on my increased weight? Why is it more difficulty to control my urge to eat?

Answer:

Insulin is an anabolic hormone that can make you more hungry resulting in unwanted weight gain. Please see What is insulin?.

MSB

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Original posting 25 Nov 2001
Posted to Insulin

  
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