The oral meds I have been taking (ACTOplusMet & Glucotrol XL) have not been working. So today, Humalog Mix 50/50 BID was added to them. ONE of the reasons I was hoping not to have to start insulin is because of weight gain. I started losing some weight without trying before being diagnosed. In the almost 5 weeks since I was dignosed I've lost about 10 lbs more. I would love to keep this off, plus lose about 25 lbs more to get back to my "skinny weight", but would settle for 15-20.
Does anyone have any idea on the amount of weight people on Humalog usually gain or the percent of people who do gain? Any tips on continuing to lose it & keep it off while on the insulin? (I'm already watching my carbs.) Since I will continue to take metformin (1700 mg/day), do you think that will help?