I was diagnosed with T2 in August of 2007 and after a few different oral meds I was put on Novolog 70/30. I was told that I would begin to feel much better. I quickly noticed I was gaining weight, but just attributed it to me slacking off in my exercise. At the time I was walking three miles about three-four times a week. After about a year, thirty pounds and many attempts to lose, I returned to the doctor in reference to my weight gain. I was told that I was just going to gain weight. I inquired about it possibly being from the type of insulin and was told it was not.
After two years and a continual weight gain, I went to see an endo. He switched me to Levemir and Novolog. My bs were better controlled but my weight has continued to climb. I am now sixty pounds heavier and beginning to feel the strains of it. I have tried everything, Nutrisystem, low cal and nothing seems to work. I am wondering if anyone else has had this problem? I am having a hard time getting my doctor to listen to me.
I also have a long medical history. I had a liver transplant in 1998 due to autoimmune hepatitis; hence, I take a lot of meds including Prednisone which I have been on for 18 years. I went through a lot of rejection where I was treated with large doses of steroids. This caused me to develop diabetes, which was so severe at times I was treated with an insulin drip. I remained on humulin R and nph for about six months and was then able to wean off. I did not have any issues with my weight.