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Weight loss treatments in Diabetes

Weight loss treatments in Diabetes

 

We offer the following weight loss control medications all of which are for adults and are used to improve blood sugar, along with diet and exercise, and reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, or death in adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease. These medications are all GLP-1 agonists (see following page on GLP-1 agonists)

  • Ozempic (semaglutide – injectable therapy) A once-weekly injectable prescription medicine

  • Rybelsus (semaglutide – tablet) A daily tablet format prescription medicine

  • Trulicity (dulaglutide – injectable therapy) A once-weekly injectable prescription medicine

  • Victoza/Saxenda (liraglutide – injectable therapy) A daily injectable prescription medicine

 

What is a GLP1 injection?

These injections mimic the structure of natural hormone called GLP and help you lose weight;

1) Creating feelings of fullness and satiety. 

2) Reducing the rate at which the stomach digests food and empties.

3) Increasing glucose-dependent insulin secretion.

4) Reducing cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke).

5) Reducing fatty liver disease