Weight gain with Lantus
Community Member January 28, 2008
My parents are in their 80's, have had Type II diabetes for more than 10 years, and were put on Lantus 2 years ago. They also take Metformin and Actos. Both of them have gained 20 to 30 pounds in this two year period. To prevent hypoglycemic episodes in the morning (which still happen once or twice a month), they eat a huge "snack" before bedtime---something they never did before being on Lantus. I think that they are either on the wrong combination of drugs or perhaps Lantus isn't the right Insulin for them. Have any of you had a similar experience? Any ideas?