Insulin is known to cause weight gain, and increases with the amount of insulin you use as well as the type of insulin, with short acting insulin gaining more than long acting insulin. One of the reasons is that with better glucose control, the glucose that was previously being passed out in the urine is now kept in the body increasing weight. Another reason is that insulin is an anabolic drug(building drug). To try and negate the weight gain, you need to reduce calorie intake and increase exercise, and therefore I suggest a dietician if you haven’t seen one. The glucophage can help negate some of the weight gain, but not all of it. Regarding the overall dose of insulin, if you are not having frequent episodes of hypoglycemia, then the dose is not too strong.
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