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There are many types of diabetes medications to help manage blood glucose levels, however these can sometimes prevent you from achieving your weight loss goals.
A lot of tablets used in Diabetes management are used because they promote weight loss, but others do not. Gliclazide and Glibenclamide are associated most with weight gain.
Some tablets, and insulins, can cause low blood glucose levels (hypos). To treat a hypo, you have to consume about 15g of rapid acting carbohydrate (aka sugar) to raise blood glucose levels. You may then have to have some more slow release carbohydrate (aka starch) to stabilise blood glucose levels. This can mean consuming about 70-230cal for each hypo. If you’re having a hypo more than 2-3 times per week, then this may be working against your weight loss attempts.
✅Talk to your medical team to see if your medication is right for you. You may be able to switch medicine or lower the dose.
✅Figure out why hypos are happening and try to prevent them. Common causes for hypos are exercise, less carbs than normal, alcohol or too much medicine. There are many tactics you can use to help in these situations.
✅If you are using insulin, then using multiple daily injections and carb counting will provide you with less hypos, more freedom & greater flexibility.
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