Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
March 2, 2004
Type 2, Weight and Weight Loss
Question from Lexington, Kentucky, USA:
If a person has type 2 diabetes, can they take the weight loss pill called Natronex 3? Can a type 2 diabetic take regular weight loss pills or only the diabetic weight loss pills?
In general, patients with type 2 diabetes have been evaluated for their response to the approved weight loss medications currently approved for use in the U.S. It makes sense that if you lose weight, you would have a better response to your diabetes. In fact, that has been shown. However, there are only two medications approved in the U.S. Your physician should discuss with you the appropriate clinical use of these medications. In many cases, having type 2 diabetes, is an indication for use.