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02/01/2012 04:36 PM

diabetes 1 and bipolar

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i was talking to second person who told me same thing does insulin have something to do with bipolar, maybe hormones they put in pig feed

02/22/2012 07:37 PM
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Hi lken,

I have found no research that correlates that.

Take care,


02/23/2012 08:55 AM
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kathleen, it was the old insulin, pig insulin, now a syndicate one is used, i have heard from some who use it had bipolar triggered,

Many of the medications used to manage bipolar disorder are thought to contribute to the risk of developing metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Not all medications used for bipolar disorder cause metabolic symptoms but the medications listed here are more prone to causing weight gain, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) and other signs associated with metabolic syndrome.

Olanzapine (Zyprexa) - weight gain, hyperglycemia

Sodium valproate and valproic acid (Depakote) - weight gain

Clozapine (clozaril) - weight gain, hyperglycemia

Quetiapine (Seroquel) - weight gain, hyperglycemia

Risperidone (Risperdal) - weight gain, hyperglycemia

Lithium - transient hyperglycemia

Post edited by: lken, at: 02/23/2012 08:55 AM


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