YOU’RE GAINING POUNDS
As mentioned, constant and extreme hunger can occur with diabetes when your muscles and tissues don’t get the energy that they require from food and the brain continuously receives hunger messages. This relentless hunger can lead to overeating, resulting in weight gain.
Overeating any type of food is unhealthy and typically leads to weight gain, but the risk of gaining weight increases even further when people reach for convenience foods (and do not exercise). Convenience foods tend to be filled with ingredients known to pack on pounds.
Not all men and women with diabetes gain weight due to poor eating habits, though. Internal processes that occur with diabetes can cause weight gain even when a person eats healthy and exercises.