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Bipolar Disorder, Weight gain and Diabetes


How many people have gotten diabetes after going on meds like Depakote and gaining weight?  

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  1. 1. How many people have gotten diabetes after going on meds like Depakote and gaining weight?

    • No diabetes
      4
    • Got diabetes prior to bipolar dx
      0
    • Got bipolar dx, went on meds and gained weight, got diabetes
      3


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I'm just wondering whether this is a prevalent problem, or if I'm just 'extremely lucky' with the genes I was dealt. The diabetes in my family runs in the same family members as the ones diagnosed (or suspected) as bipolar. I saw one other post who mentioned they had this issue. Anyone else?

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I didn't get diabetes, but I had to stop Zyprexa because my blood tests showed  dangerously high cholesterol and triglyceride levels that are precursory to diabetes.  Yikes.  And I didn't eat junk food and exercised, so the pdoc knew I was well on my way we just caught it in time.

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