Are GLP-1 Agonists Right for You?

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2018-04-16 16:59:39 -0500
Started 2018-04-15 11:39:18 -0500

The latest in type 2 treatments are trending and they are showing to be helpful on many fronts. I use insulin, but the battle of weight gain is very real. There are also side effects of some other drugs. For the most part, GLP-1's side effects are often temporary and are outweighed by the benefits.

Here are some benefits of talking to your doctor about adding these to your diabetes management.
"GLP-1 agonists and diabetes complications

GLP-1 agonists are among the best-studied diabetes medicines, and over time have been shown in large trials to reduce the risk of diabetes complications: namely heart disease, kidney disease, and severe hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood sugar).

Victoza boasts perhaps the strongest evidence to this end. Results from the LEADER trial demonstrated that Victoza is associated with:

A 22% risk reduction of death from heart disease

A 22% risk reduction of kidney disease

A 31% risk reduction of severe hypoglycemia"

The whole article on GLP-1's is here.

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suecsdy 2018-04-16 16:59:39 -0500 Report

I'm using Bydureon, have been for at least 2 years. It's been working really well for me. I still haven't lost any weight, but not gaining a lot either. It does take several weeks to get a hold in your system and it isn't carte blanche to eat as you please, but I'm very happy with it so far. And it doesn't give me the gastric distress I had on Victoza.