Oh, oh, Ozempic!

I posted many months ago about my experience adding Ozempic to my Type 1 treatment. I still cannot rave enough about the stuff. I’ve never had such stable blood sugars, and I’ve managed to drop 50 pounds. Seriously. I think there’s something to be said about eating less, not wanting to eat, slower digestion, and suppressing glucagon secretion. Truly amazing stuff, and I’ve never felt this good. Only downside is occasional upper GI disturbance, but that has subsided over time.

I’m lucky I have a doctor who is very much at the bleeding edge of Type 1 treatment. I’m convinced that GLP-1 agonists should be considered for every Type 1. I’m absolutely blown away.

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Possibly it helps with insulin resistance w/ T1DM? I don’t know. I am only about 155 lbs at 5’ 10” so don’t have much weight to lose. My last A1C was 6.0 and TIR is about 80%. So I’m not sure if it would help me much. Of course I’d love to be 100%. I don’t know if maybe it would help keep me there with a bit less effort? My current regimen even with Tandem C-IQ running requires a fair bit of active involvement. Anyone know?

I love Ozempic! (I have been on Victoza, Trulicity, Symlin in the past and Ozempic is my favorite.) I definitely have fewer food cravings, which has helped me lose a lot of weight - counting calories is easier when your body is digesting food more appropriately!

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MY experience with Victoza, back when I was still on MDI, was very good even though delayed stomach emptying was probably the only on main mechanism. The Victoza was taken away when my diagnosis was changed from T2D to T1/LADA. That’s OK since my insulin pump and CGM have been even better.

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I remember reading your first post and tried to get Ozempic, but could only get Victoza through my insurance. I didn’t feel well on it! Digestive issues that were really uncomfortable, and my TIR is great already… I did lose a little weight, but was hoping to have other benefits. It was disappointing, but now I wonder if I should push harder to try Ozempic!

I had been on Ozempic since January. I also love it. I have been on Victoza in the past but the appetite suppression always wore off. After 4 doses of 1 mg I had lost 10 lbs but I became so constipated it was unbearable. Early on if I felt sluggish I would eat bran buds and be able to go. I was eating only a 1000 calories a day and forcing myself to do that. Couldn’t drink a lot of water because then I was too full to eat. Didn’t go for 10 days. After taking a strong laxative I finally had success. I work as CDE in a endos office and in one week we had four patients go to the ER with fecal impactions. Plus I felt lethargic and depressed on it. After I skipped my first dose my mood improved within a week.

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