The Impact Of Diabetes Medications On Weight

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What else besides healthy eating can help control blood sugar levels?

    • A.

      Exercising on a regular basis

    • B.

      Never eating desserts

    • C.

      Losing or maintaining a healthy weight

    • D.

      All except B are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All except B are correct
    Explanation
    Exercising on a regular basis and losing or maintaining a healthy weight are both factors that can help control blood sugar levels. Regular exercise helps to improve insulin sensitivity and can lower blood sugar levels. Maintaining a healthy weight is also important as excess weight can increase the risk of developing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Avoiding desserts altogether, as suggested in option B, is not necessary for controlling blood sugar levels as long as they are consumed in moderation and as part of a balanced diet. Therefore, the correct answer is that all options except B are correct.

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  • 2. 

    All diabetes medications have a side effect of weight gain

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Not all diabetes medications have a side effect of weight gain. While some medications used to treat diabetes may cause weight gain as a side effect, there are also medications available that do not have this effect. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that all diabetes medications cause weight gain.

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  • 3. 

    Insulin does not cause weight gain

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Insulin does not cause weight gain. This statement is false. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. When insulin levels are high, it promotes the storage of glucose as glycogen in the liver and muscles. If these storage sites are already full, the excess glucose is converted into fat, leading to weight gain. Additionally, insulin can also increase appetite, which can contribute to weight gain. Therefore, insulin can indeed cause weight gain.

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  • 4. 

    Unless the glucose that enters the cell is used for fuel (ie burned up during daily activities and/or during exercise), it will turn to fat.  Over time this will result in weight gain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If the glucose that enters the cell is not used for fuel, it will be converted into fat, leading to weight gain over time. This is because the body stores excess glucose as fat for later use. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 5. 

    Which medications are weight neutral?

    • A.

      Januvia

    • B.

      Trajenta

    • C.

      Onglyza

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the medications mentioned (Januvia, Trajenta, Onglyza) are considered weight neutral. This means that they do not typically cause weight gain or weight loss as a side effect. Weight neutrality is an important consideration when choosing medications for certain conditions, such as diabetes, as weight gain can exacerbate the condition or lead to other health issues. Therefore, these medications are preferred in patients who need to maintain or control their weight while managing their condition.

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  • 6. 

    Which medications promote weight loss?

    • A.

      Victoza

    • B.

      Byetta (and Bydureon)

    • C.

      Simlyn

    • D.

      Metformin

    • E.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    E. All of these
    Explanation
    Note: All of these medications except Metformin are injectables, but are not considered insulin.

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  • 7. 

    Which medications contribute to weight gain?

    • A.

      Glyburide

    • B.

      Glipizide

    • C.

      Actos

    • D.

      Insulin (see note below)

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All types of insulin tend to add weight including Lantus, Levemir, NPH, Regular and 70/30. This is because the body now absorbs all glucose into the cell where previously some glucose remained in the bloodstream causing damage.

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  • 8. 

    You can lose weight just by using certain diabetes medications like Metformin or Simlyn.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False. Nope, you also have to eat less calories and increase your activity level.

    Correct Answer
    B. False. Nope, you also have to eat less calories and increase your activity level.
    Explanation
    The given answer is false because it states that you cannot lose weight just by using certain diabetes medications like Metformin or Simlyn. It further explains that in order to lose weight, one also needs to consume fewer calories and increase their activity level. This implies that medication alone is not sufficient for weight loss and other lifestyle changes are necessary.

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