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Old 08-03-2018, 20:04   #1
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I was really impressed with Ozempic, A GLP-1 class drug after reading other GLP-1 drugs in the same class like Victoza and Trulicity and Bydureon.

GLP-1 works as follows:
Signals the pancreas to produce more insulin
Signals the pancreas to produce less glucagon
Decreases glucose production in the liver
Slows digestion in the stomach

Novo Nordisk’s GLP-1 agonist Ozempic received FDA approval in early 2018. This once-weekly injection promotes even greater level of blood sugar lowering and weight loss than seen with other available GLP-1 agonists.

Participants using Ozempic in the SUSTAIN 5 trial saw an average A1c reduction of 1.4% to 1.8% along with an average weight loss of 8 to 14 pounds. So if a person had an A1c of 8.0, it could drop it too 6.2 to 6.6

Side affects:
The main downside of GLP-1 agonist treatment is that nausea is a common side effect, especially when people first begin taking them. Some people find the fact that these drugs are injected to be a downside as well: Cost may be a factor based on ones insurance plan

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I just began using Ozempic in January. I’ll let you know if it has helped my A1C at my next blood test.

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I just began using Ozempic in January. I’ll let you know if it has helped my A1C at my next blood test.
@higgledy, in the other thread you posted (Hypo) you mentioned being on Xigduo. Are you on both or has one replaced the other?

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I am on both Xigduo and ozempic. I just didn’t know how to spell it in the other post so I omitted it. Sorry for that

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I am on both Xigduo and ozempic. I just didn’t know how to spell it in the other post so I omitted it. Sorry for that
No problem at all! It's just that when you're asking about a possible drug interaction, it's useful to know all the diabetes medications you're taking.

One reason so many here try to manage their T2 through what they eat and how they exercise is to minimize the number of medications they need (some don't need any). Every combination of drugs, for one condition or others you may have, has an interaction and some possible effects to consider. Typically, the fewer the meds needed, the fewer things to watch out for.

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My concern ALWAYS is what are the LONG-TERM side effects of any drug I have to take? We don't know, what we don't know....so, as my general rule, if I can avoid it and manage my BS by eating LCHF, that is what I do....

But to each his/her own...

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With some type 2 diabetics, it is not a case of needing to increase insulin. Some make plenty of insulin, their body just doesn't use it properly. (insulin resistance)

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@itissteve I was not suggesting my problem was related to a drug interaction.

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@itissteve I was not suggesting my problem was related to a drug interaction.
You didn't say you knew what caused your hypo. You mentioned taking one med in that thread and another in this one. Just thought it might be a consideration, but if you're sure, you're sure. No offense meant.

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You can read about diabetes drugs here on the Bloodsugar 101 website. It helps to know what medications you are being prescribed, especially when there is a possibility of being able to control your BG with just diet and exercise as several here do.

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