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I gained a significant amount of weight when I first started this insulin. Is that a common side effect? Do other types of insulin cause weight gain. I should also mention I am "cash pay," meaning I do not have insurance so the insulin would have to be something I can obtain, over the counter that doesn't require a prescription.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I have used Lantus now for several years. I have had no weight gain. I feel sorry for those in the US who need to use insulin. I Have heard about the horrific price gouges required to buy it. So much for Big Pharma! Here in Australia, I pay a maximum $40 for a year's supply of it. Oh dear, democratic socialism is SO bad!!!

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Yes, that's right. I get my insulin from Walmart for around $25 a bottle. I am cash pay and it also doesn't require a prescription.

posted over 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

This is so sad. There is no real substitute for proper insulin. Here in Oz the price is subsidised by the federal government. I pay a maximum of $40 for a year's supply ( at twenty units a day).
Lobby your federal politicians for controls to be placed on prices. Report from the US are saying that some people are dying because they are rationing their insulin.

posted about 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Insulin is the fat storage hormone, so goes to figure if you are adding additional insulin when you are insulin resistant, you'll gain weight.

posted about 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Yes. Apparently it is. I've been Type 2 on meds for 14 yrs. Just on insulin for 2 yrs and gained about 25 more lbs. My BS are in check but haven't bee nable to lose weight until now. I started exercising every day just dog walking for 30 mins and jumping on the elliptical for 30 mins. Also, because it kick started my metabolism I have been able to decrease the amount of daily insulin I take.

posted about 3 years ago
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