About HCG shots for weight loss. Any suggestions?
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Yes HCG diet with diabetes is safe. You need a pre diet physical as well as medical clearance. You need to check your sugars while on the diet and be ready for low sugars. We have had many patients see their diabetes resolve with the HCG diet.
Thanks for submitting your question! The theory of the HCG diet is to help you maintain muscle mass while you go on a very restricted caloric diet. Without the HCG on a calorie-restricted diet, you would potentially lose muscle mass as well. By maintaining your muscle mass with HCG, you potentially avoid repeat weight gain after you begin increasing your calories again. As a diabetic, you would need to be VERY careful about restricting your calories to this level-- 600-800 cal/day! It can be effective but has many critics for it's safety and efficacy. It also requires you to inject yourself with the HCG medication if giving self injections are an issue for you. Hope this is helpful to you! Dr. L
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