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Ozempic

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Ronnie_dog, Nov 11, 2021.

  1. Ronnie_dog

    Ronnie_dog Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have just seen a new endocrinologist. I had some new blood tests and he has changed my meds. I am now taking 20 units of tresiba once a day plus Ozempic once a week. I am still on Humalog fast acting (although not really that fast for me!) if I need it for carbs but I try not to eat the big carbs anyway.
    Does anyone with T1 have any experience of
    ozempic? Tia
     
  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Yor profile says type 2, is that correct? If not, you might want to change it to prevent confusion.

    I hope the new medication works well for you!
     
  3. JonBoy1199

    JonBoy1199 Type 1.5 · Member

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    Hi Tia

    I am on Ozempic, as well as combination of Levemir and Fiasp insulins. The specialist I see at the hospital introduced Ozempic to me as I when viewing my libre readings, they noticed my blood sugars rising rapidly after eating and it was taking a while for my short acting insulin to get on top of it, so makign me feel a bit yuck.

    I'm now up to the maxium 1mg dose per week. It is tough when you go from the 0.5mg to the 1mg dose with the side effects, but I pushed through it and has worked for me. With the delayed emptying of the stomach, this drug has given me a smooth blood glucose increase afetr eating while my injection gets to work. Instead of creeping up well above 10 in forst hour after eating, I can now keep myself in range. My libre is saying my 24 hour average is now 8.1 which for me is great, as before it would be well above 10.

    Since introducing Ozempic I have seen my HBA1C result return to normal range and have also lost a good amount of weight from this drug due it making you feel full for longer.

    Anything you want to know just ask and I'll try to help you out on my experience with it.
     
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  4. megan

    megan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've looked up ozempic as I've now been on it for nearly 2 months. I'm on novorapid pump and metformin. I am a bit confused though. No matter what I've tried over the past 3 decades I've not lost weight and have continued to gain. Drs have never understood why I have had to give decent sized boluses for meals with no carb. Low or no carb diets haven't helped me to lose any weight or make my sugars any better. BUT I've just lost a stone in the last two months in ozempic! Yes it makes you feel fuller for longer and lowers your appetite but I have kept my food intake down and followed regimes to help with no good results. So what else is it that ozempic is doing to me for this weight loss to happen? For me to have a salad and no extra insulin?
    Sugars still very much up and down and my basal needs regular adjusting. It really does and I'm well versed in this. There's no waiting for 3 days to find my basal rate for me!
    Any ideas I'd be pleased to hear
     
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