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Ozempic injection question

Discussion in 'Other Diabetic Medications' started by SoulfulXombi, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. SoulfulXombi

    SoulfulXombi Type 2 · Member

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    This may be a very daft question but I’m a morbidly obese type 2 who has just been started on 0.25mg ozempic self injecting.

    My question is simple I am pushing the needle into my flesh and pressing down not stupidly hard but a little pressure but the needle is quite small so I’m wondering if the medication will get through the fat ok?
     
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  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    It's supposed to be injected in the fatty layer under your skin, so it'll be fine :)
    Not daft at all, starting injections is enough to make anyone nervous! You'll be fine on that account too ;)
     
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  3. Struma

    Struma Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That sounds fine to me. Just a little pressing down until removal of needle. You won't have any needle problems, because they are manufactured and known as 'non-coring needles,' originally so they didn't core out the rubber bung of a medicine bottle.
     
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    donnad Type 2 · Member

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    I’m up to 0.5 ozempic once weekly. Seems ok but dn is now talking about increasing the dose to maximum. Just seems their answer is just increase meds. Very fed up with injecting and finger pricking plus all the meds I take. Sorry for the rant but just needed to “let it go”!!!!
     
  5. sadiek1804

    sadiek1804 Type 2 · Member

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    I’ve just started this medication. It’s my first week on 0.25. I’ve completely lost my appetite (I assume this is normal) however I’ve come close to hypos on a regular basis (I’ve always been high and levels were always around 10-15 so never experienced hypos before) they want me to got to .05 in 2 weeks then 4 weeks after that to try the 1 Iam not obese but am over weight (5f2in 11st12lb) I had to have a consultation over the phone due to the current pandemic. He seemed more concerned about my weight than my lack of control of my diabetes. Last hba1c was 10% (I think that’s right) I inject a mixed insulin twice daily but can’t seem to figure out my dosage correctly. Also on 4 SR metformin - a week ago I was on 30units (once daily) of novamix 30 and 1 metformin. Would greatly take any advise
     
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    mrnbra · Newbie

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    I’m exactly the same just started taking it too but I’ve started ok with it once a week on 0.25 also
     
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