Insulin stimulating meds for type 2

cdpm

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How do insulin stimulating meds. work on very insulin resistant type 2s?
If they are resistant to their own insulin how does stimulating more insulin help???
 

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How do insulin stimulating meds. work on very insulin resistant type 2s?
If they are resistant to their own insulin how does stimulating more insulin help???
An intelligent question @cdpm and its unfortunate you didn't ask your prescriber, but we don't always think of the right questions during the all too brief conversations which sometimes take place with doctors.

The pancreas produces more insulin than normal in response to insulin resistance. We know most, if not all Type 2s, already have ample insulin circulating. Notwithstanding this, some medics believe that stimulating the production of additional insulin will help to overcome resistance.

May I ask which medication has been added?
 
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cdpm

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An intelligent question @cdpm and its unfortunate you didn't ask your prescriber, but we don't always think of the right questions during the all too brief conversations which sometimes take place with doctors.

The pancreas produces more insulin than normal in response to insulin resistance. We know most, if not all Type 2s, already have ample insulin circulating. Notwithstanding this, some medics believe that stimulating the production of additional insulin will help to overcome resistance.

May I ask which medication has been added?
Ozempic
 

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Congratulations @cdpm on obtaining Ozempic. We are still experiencing supply shortages here in the UK.

I have no personal experience of Ozempic, but I've read that it has multiple effects. It works by mimicking a hormone which signals to your brain that your stomach is full. It also slows digestion by increasing the transit time of food through the stomach and intestine.

I hope Ozempic works for you.
 
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