What are the risks of using insulin to lose weight?
Insulin causes decrease in blood sugar leading to loss of consciousness and sometimes convulsions too, when used for reasons other than treating Diabetes where sugar levels are high to start with.
Leading a better lifestyle in the form of avoiding excessive sugar/ fats, high fibre foods, breaking sedentary life and regular physical activity helps in lowering the blood sugar levels.
Any beverage with added sugar such as soda can cause increase in sugar level, waist circumference, body fat and also effect insulin sensitivity / secretion.
If pills aren't enough to get your blood sugar under control, your doctor may recommend insulin.
Heavy exercises can increase sugar level and also risk of hypoglycemia increases in patients on insulin treatment. Patients with few Diabetic complications such as retinopathy, neuropathy may have untoward effects if vigorous activities are done.
Physical exercise lowers blood glucose levels and blood pressure, improves blood flow, burns extra calories so you can keep your weight down if needed, improves your mood, can prevent falls and improve memory in older adults, may help you sleep better. Start exercising after speaking to a doctor, start slowly and increase. Few types are walking briskly or hiking, climbing stairs, swimming or a water-aerobics class, dancing, riding a bicycle or a stationary bicycle, taking an exercise class, playing basketball, tennis, or other sports