• SandraK

    It would be good if the author would accurately specify that his/her article is about *type 2* diabetes…rather than as being about “diabetes”. I realize that type 2 diabetes is at epidemic proportions in the USA right now, but still, the millions of people with type 1 diabetes are not invisible. It’s best not to use the general term “diabetes” unless you are, indeed, correctly covering BOTH type 1 and type 2.

    • Health Hub Team

      The comments relate to both type 2 and type 1 diabetes. In addition to concerns about blood sugar control, people with type 1 diabetes share similar concerns about weight gain. Taking more insulin to manage higher blood sugars around Holidays will promote further weight gain. Insulin is an anabolic hormone that promotes storage of nutrients, including glucose, fat and protein. Providing excess nutrients along with a hormone (insulin) that promotes the storage of these nutrients expectedly lead to weight gain.
      Sincerely,
      Dr. Hamaty

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