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Does Seroquel raise the risk of diabetes itself; or does it just make a person lazier and hungrier for carbs, which could lead to diabetes-risky behavior? Could I take it indefinitely if I kept strict control of my lifestyle; or will I eventually need to replace it with another med? If it's any relevance, I have OCD, and take 25mg. alone, because I can't tolerate SSRIs as well as APs, and prefer not to risk benzo addiction. Plus, I really love the Seroquel. It's v. helpful.

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Even at higgh doses EPS are rare but at 25 mgs I seriuoosly doubt you have anything to worry about.

From what i know the occurence of diabetes is mostly attribuutable to craving and eating high GI indexed foods.

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Even at higgh doses EPS are rare but at 25 mgs I seriuoosly doubt you have anything to worry about.

From what i know the occurence of diabetes is mostly attribuutable to craving and eating high GI indexed foods.

As I understand it, there are 3 issues.

1) Seroquel tends to lower your blood pressure, which leads to hypotension in some people.

2) Seroquel slows down your metabolism of some foods, leading to weight gain which in turn can increase risk of diabetes type 2.

3) It can give you the munchies, which may make you eat high sugar/high salt reward foods which could affect blood sugar levels.

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