Diabetes drugs and weight loss: a personal story.

Although there is no current data regarding the use of the drug for weight loss in Australia, you probably know someone who uses it.

The recent shortage speaks volumes. For patients like Rachel, this drug can be life-altering – dramatically alter health outcomes, such as heart disease and the risk of type 2 diabetes.

“I have about four friends who use it,” she shared.

“One was told she shouldn’t use it because there are people with diabetes who need it. She kindly replied, ‘I had heart surgery and now a pacemaker. I have my own reasons for needing it.”

“Another male friend of mine lost over 20kg on it,” she adds.

“I’m a Facebook group where people post their experiences and before and after photos – their results are amazing and the stories of how they got their lives back are amazing.”

However, it is important to note that diabetes medications are not a magic bullet. As Rachel says, “It’s not a miracle cure for weight loss.”

“I’ve reduced my alcohol intake, now eat smaller meals and try to keep moving as much as possible. I’m looking forward to reaching my goal weight and shopping.”

“I would encourage people not to judge others – we all have our own reasons and battles. Many use it because they are at high risk of developing diabetes, while some of us struggle to function” normally” and for other health reasons. , need a little help.”

*Name changed for privacy reasons.

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