Test your knowledge—and find the trusted answers you need.
At the bookstore. On the Internet. Through TV and radio. Even from your friends. Finding weight-loss advice is easy. Sorting fact from fiction—now, that’s much more difficult. How do you know what to believe? We asked diabetes experts to identify the most common misconceptions about weight loss that they’ve heard from the patients they counsel. Then we put together this true-or-false quiz based on what they had to say. Ready to test your weight-loss smarts?
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Check Your Meds. Some medicines used to lower blood sugar levels may promote weight gain. Other classes of medicine, such as oral contraceptives and antidepressants, may lead to weight gain as well. If you suspect that a medicine might be part of your weight problem, check with your doctor to see if other options are available. Don’t stop taking a prescription medicine without first checking with your doctor.