Chances you’ve heard Ozempic (also known as Semaglutide) making headlines recently on social media as an easy weight-loss solution.
Typically used as a drug for people living with uncontrolled diabetes, many people rely on once-weekly injections of #Ozempic to help to improve blood sugar levels and aid weight loss.
Its effectiveness in helping with weight loss has gone viral on social media platforms such as TikTok, driving demand for the medication by people who do not live with diabetes, causing a nationwide shortage.
While it might seem like a “miracle drug” for those seeking to bridge the gap between diet, exercise and expensive surgery, there are drug-free alternatives that are easier to find and cheaper to use.
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Important note: Not knowing how long the shortage of Ozempic will last, the RACGP have urged GPs to review their management of patients with type 2 diabetes and who are overweight or obese. They urge GP’s to re-emphasise lifestyle and dietary approaches to support people with diabetes.
While continuity of care is important, they say that Ozempic should not be relied on as effective treatment. Even if you do achieve weight loss, adhering to the medication does not involve supportive dietary change and physical activity, which is helpful for long-term weight maintenance.