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Why Is Ozempic Becoming The Most Popularly Prescribed 2nd Tier Treatment For Type 2?

Why Is Ozempic Becoming The Most Popularly Prescribed 2nd Tier Treatment For Type 2?

You can’t watch a TV show without seeing Ozempic or Rybelsus commercials.

So why the big marketing push?

They both belong to the class called GLP-1 Agonists which include Trulicity and Victoza.

The early versions first hit the market in 2006 (Byetta and Bydureon).

Along the way the effectiveness/utility was improved with Victoza (2010), Trulicity (2014), Ozempic (2017) and finally Rybelsus (2020).

Being so "new" none are available as a generic.

Despite a “black box warning” about Thyroid… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

It was the best drug that I have ever used for blood sugar control but I could no longer afford it so I had to get off of it.
:(

posted 21 days ago

Any Thoughts On Ozempic For Blood Sugar Control .. Anyone Using It And How Do You Feel And Results While In It .. Thanks

Any Thoughts On Ozempic For Blood Sugar Control .. Anyone Using It And How Do You Feel And Results While In It .. Thanks

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

It is my 5th week and increased to 0.5g. I have already lost 5kg. The initial two weeks were difficult cos of side effects. I'm better now. My sugar levels also decreased significantly and I had to… read more

posted about 2 months ago

Diabetic Medications

Diabetic Medications

What is the most prescribed diabetes medication besides metformin?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Just started Synjardy and discontinued Janumet and Jardiance. I will take this win. Sugars seem to be a litte better controlled.

posted 7 months ago

Ozempic

Ozempic

I am so scared to use this new type of pen as I can see the needle and have to put it in first I am terrified

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Your welcome Maureen anytime lovely ♥️

posted about 2 months ago

Is There An Advantage To Trying To Wean Off Medication And Treat With Diet/exercise Alone?

Is There An Advantage To Trying To Wean Off Medication And Treat With Diet/exercise Alone?

Valid question and one that in particular the newly diagnosed may ask.

There can be a few reasons why a Type 2 would want to treat "without meds".

Perhaps it's the feeling to taking control of their own destiny, or just utter hate of Big Pharma (or little pharma); worries about side effects for meds, whatever.

But if you are even considering going down the path to "sans medication" you should really be aware of what you are proposing that you are going to get into.

Control of your blood… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

@A DiabetesTeam Member Victoza was the second one of that drug class that hit the market (back in 2010) so it certainly is "likely" that Ozempic, which came on the market almost 8 years later comes… read more

posted 3 months ago

If I Needed Mealtime Meds Today What Would I Personally Choose?

If I Needed Mealtime Meds Today What Would I Personally Choose?

I currently don’t need or take and diabetes meds so I have the luxury, at least for the moment to consider what I will do, or ask for or ask about when that time comes.

I “expect” that one day I will need the help. I will no longer, despite my best efforts, will be able to do it on my own
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I will NOT see that as some failure on my part. I will not resist. In fact it is quite likely that I will ask about starting medication long before the Doc suggests it - control is more important then pride.

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I take glimepiride &20 units of insulin in the morning. Before breakfast, I check my glucose level on my meter. I remember when the level of glucose was checked with a urine sample and a test strip.

posted 4 months ago

Synjardy And Ozempic Side Effects--is It Worth It?

Synjardy And Ozempic Side Effects--is It Worth It?

Hi! I just joined, because of Synjardy and Ozempic side effects. Is anyone else having trouble with one or both of them
I was diagnosed with DMII years ago but it was actually Pre-Diabetes until this year. Endocrinologist started me on Jardiance but my last A1c was higher so he switched me to Synjardy. The 1st side effect was diarrhea, but it's not all the time. I had stomach pain and nausea. Also decreased appetite--yay, right?! My 1st Ozempic shot was Wed and I've felt worse every day since.… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Johanne I'm sorry to hear you got so sick on the Metformin! Congratulations on changing your diet & getting off meds!! Oh no, I didn't eat the whole Blizzard! I ate maybe an inch of it. It's in the… read more

posted 9 months ago

Can You Skip A Few Days Of Metformin If You Are Experiencing Nausea And Vomiting

Can You Skip A Few Days Of Metformin If You Are Experiencing Nausea And Vomiting

I am having an issue due to Ozempic causing severe nausea and vomiting to the point that I became severely dehydrated. I won't be taking any more Ozempic but until it's all out of my system, I am still very nauseous. Is it okay to skip my metformin dose until I feel better?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

If your pills are 500 mg each, then yes some diabetics do take up to 2000 mg per day.

I believe it is the maximum dose (although some doctors may prescribe up to 2500 mg I believe)

posted 9 months ago