Injectable semaglutide (Ozempic) helps adults with type 2 diabetes control high blood sugar levels, prevent cardiovascular risk factors such as heart attacks and strokes, and lose weight.
Semaglutide is not insulin and should not be used for insulin treatment, people with type 1 diabetes or people with ketoacidosis. Although often compared with Trulicity, Ozempic uses an entirely different medication. Ozempic also comes in 2mg pens.
Ozempic is an antidiabetic medication that is similar to Glucagon and affects the Petide-1 receptor.
The management of blood glucose can prevent a number of complications, such as nerve damage, kidney damage, blindness, sexual dysfunction, and limb loss.
Similar to incretin, semaglutide is naturally produced by our bodies. The release of insulin from the pancreas decreases the amount of sugar in the liver as the glucose level rises. Semaglutide is also available with Rybelsus.
Currently, it is unknown if it can be used to treat people with pancreatitis or safe for people under the age of 18.