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You can read more about them on Bloodsugar100, linked above or can google for other reviews. Many Type 2s are running insulin production about wide open and taking something that prompts more insulin production is only a short term effect if the pancreas is capable of producing more. To me, the cancer risk that may come are not worth the BG benefits that may not last. I've been skeptical of most diabetes meds ever since I saw an endo that wanted to prescribe me Actos. I asked about all the bladder cancer lawsuits that were out there because of it, he said that was just a bunch of bunk.GLP-1 Agonists: Ozempic, Wegovy, Victoza, Bydureon, Saxenda, Trulicity, Tanzeum, Byetta, and Rybelsus
TLR The GLP-1 drugs cause significant weight loss and improved blood sugar in 30% of those who take them over the short term, but that effect wears off. Research including a decade of reports to the FDA make it clear they also raise the risk of Thyroid Cancer, Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer. The drug companies have convinced doctors to ignore this risk using poor quality, short term studies to support their arguments. These cancers may not show up for a decade or more.
I have been on .5 of Ozempic for almost a year. I am a relatively slim diabetic, 5'8, 145 lbs. my weight also settles around my middle. I have not seen any dramatic weight loss. It has regulated my occasional swings in blood sugar readings, so I have had a good experience. I am on no other diabetic drug and my A1c is 6.1 to 6.5 during the last two blood work ups. As far as side affects from Ozempic, I have had none to date. (After 10 years of Metformin, I began to experience chronic diarrhea. My Endocrinologist suggested I stop taking Metformin immediately.... and the diarrhea STOPPED!) All drugs have side affects. I'm staying on Ozempic.As a lean type 2 diabetic, i have never been overweight- except now as i age - around the waist.
A pharmasist doc (phd i assume) said to try Ozempic.
I take 16 units of lantus insulin before bed .
she says i have to take both!
i take 3x500mg of metformin a day
I am on a low carb diet.
no wheat, rice,alcohol,potatoes,pasta, pastry, sugar or salt.
(have low carb bread.)
What has your experience with ozempic been like?