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Has anyone on here with T1 diabetes tried Mounjaro injections? I've been T1 for 25 years. My doctor prescribed this for me but can't seem to find much info on it being used for T1. Thank you
 

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Hi, jpstjohn! Welcome to our community!

I'm a T2 and have no experience with Mounjaro. Looking at its Web site, however, Lilly specifically states Mounjaro is not for T1s. I know some medical providers will write "off-label" but in my non-doctor-trained opinion, I'd want another doctor, preferably a diabetes specialist, to tell me why Mounjaro was being prescribed to me as a T1. What reason did they give you?
 

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Hmm. Then I wonder if Lilly is saying "Don't think of this as an insulin substitute." Again, non-doctor writing, but I think I'd still like to hear an okay on it from a diabetes specialist who knows you're T1.

If any of our members have experience with Mounjaro I hope they hit up this thread and offer their welcome and their experience. And I hope you stick around and become part of the community!
 

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Hello jpstjohn, welcome to the forum.

Another T2 here with no experience with Mounjaro. I've heard of Type 1's becoming insulin resistant and being prescribed metformin in the past. Reading Mounjaro's side effects per Wikipedia, I can see how it could aide weight loss, hope that there is something more in its action and the side effects aren't the main cause. Is this something you requested (something for weight loss)? Did your doctor discuss this medicine and the effects, including those it would have on your BG and counter measures to guard against lows?

Just my personal opinion, if you haven't tried a change in diet and exercise for the weight loss, you may find it to be a healthier approach than a pharmaceutical one. Just reducing your carbs would mean less need for as much insulin. Insulin is also a fat storage hormone, not just a blood sugar control. I agree with itissteve, you should seek a second opinion from a specialist (presuming your prescribing doctor is not).
 
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