Drugs for Diabetes that cause weight gain

A lot of my patients who are diabetic worries that medicines that treat diabetes cause weight gain. They are right…but there are also options that minimize weight gain or in fact can help you lose weight.

TOP OFFENDERS
Insulin (eg Lantus, Levimir, Humalog) gain up to 10lbs
Glyburide gain up to 5 lbs
Glipizide
Actos

HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT
Metformin
Byetta
Victoza
Symlin
Januvia

Individual results may vary so always talk to your doctor before making any medication change.

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