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Q: Why does actos cause weight gain?

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David Mendosa, Health Guide
4/30/08 11:45am

Most drugs for diabetes, including Actos and its sister drug Avandia, cause weight gain.

 

Actos and Avandia are insulin sensitizers.  They sensitize the cells to the insulin so that the cells can more efficiently take up the glucose.  This means that when people have an excessive caloric or carbohydrate intake, they would need more insulin to metabolize the glucose load.  When the insulin resistance is reduced, the insulin will effectively move the glucose needed for energy into the cells and also efficiently allow the excess to be stored as fat.  If they eat too much, the pancreas will make more insulin, and because they are not insulin resistant, what they do not use for energy will be efficiently stored as fat --  which is how we all gain weight with or without diabetes.  So Actos and Avandia can cause weight gain, because insulin is now working efficiently and the excess will be stored as fat. 

It is the insulin that your body produces that makes you hungry. When you are hungry, you naturally eat more.

 

I wrote about this issue at

http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/17/18362/eating-make-hungry/

 

Best regards,

 

David Mendosa

healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/17

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Confused School Girl, Community Member
8/22/10 2:03am

That makes sense, so the people that gain weight due to Actos just didn't eat the way they were supposed to and were hoping for a quick and easy fix to their problems. Is weight gain the only true concern with Actos or should I read consumer reports?

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Sandi, Community Member
8/29/08 12:32pm

I was put on lantus and novalogr I have gained weight is the insulin doing this?

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Confused School Girl, Community Member
8/22/10 2:13am

The problem is that you are apparently eating too much for the insulin to help you digest it so your body then stores the extra sugar in the food as fat. If you think I'm being cruel, look it up! And read what other people have said about diabetic medication...Insulin is supposed to help digest your food and when it doesn't work like it is supposed to...that is one cause of diabetes. If you are a diabetic, then you would know that. I might become one in the future if I am not careful, which is why I have been researching whenever possible to prevent myself from having the condition.

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Confused School Girl, Community Member
8/22/10 2:13am

The problem is that you are apparently eating too much for the insulin to help you digest it so your body then stores the extra sugar in the food as fat. If you think I'm being cruel, look it up! And read what other people have said about diabetic medication...Insulin is supposed to help digest your food and when it doesn't work like it is supposed to...that is one cause of diabetes. If you are a diabetic, then you would know that. I might become one in the future if I am not careful, which is why I have been researching whenever possible to prevent myself from having the condition.

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Rosy, Community Member
6/ 9/10 10:11am

 

Actos (Pioglitazone) is used to treat type 2 diabetes by reducing the resistance your body has to insulin.

 

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Confused School Girl, Community Member
8/22/10 2:18am

Most drugs for diabetes, including Actos and its sister drug Avandia, cause weight gain.

 

Actos and Avandia are insulin sensitizers.  They sensitize the cells to the insulin so that the cells can more efficiently take up the glucose.  This means that when people have an excessive caloric or carbohydrate intake, they would need more insulin to metabolize the glucose load.  When the insulin resistance is reduced, the insulin will effectively move the glucose needed for energy into the cells and also efficiently allow the excess to be stored as fat.  If they eat too much, the pancreas will make more insulin, and because they are not insulin resistant, what they do not use for energy will be efficiently stored as fat --  which is how we all gain weight with or without diabetes.  So Actos and Avandia can cause weight gain, because insulin is now working efficiently and the excess will be stored as fat. 

It is the insulin that your body produces that makes you hungry. When you are hungry, you naturally eat more. From David Mendosa

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Confused School Girl, Community Member
8/22/10 2:28am

"Most drugs for diabetes, including Actos and its sister drug Avandia, cause weight gain.

 

Actos and Avandia are insulin sensitizers.  They sensitize the cells to the insulin so that the cells can more efficiently take up the glucose.  This means that when people have an excessive caloric or carbohydrate intake, they would need more insulin to metabolize the glucose load.  When the insulin resistance is reduced, the insulin will effectively move the glucose needed for energy into the cells and also efficiently allow the excess to be stored as fat.  If they eat too much, the pancreas will make more insulin, and because they are not insulin resistant, what they do not use for energy will be efficiently stored as fat --  which is how we all gain weight with or without diabetes.  So Actos and Avandia can cause weight gain, because insulin is now working efficiently and the excess will be stored as fat. 

It is the insulin that your body produces that makes you hungry. When you are hungry, you naturally eat more." From David Mendosa

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