Ozempic and a similar drug, Wegovy, are weekly shots you give yourself that cause the body to produce insulin. Insulin lowers blood sugar, slows digestion and makes people feel full. Carter-Williams tried it and was amazed.
“You are not hungry,” she says. “Like, I actually have to set timers to make sure that I do eat, because otherwise you actually forget to eat.”‘You forget to eat’: How Ozempic went from diabetes medicine to blockbuster diet drug https://www.npr.org/2023/04/01/1166781510/ozempic-weight-loss-drug-big-business
Everyone wants the easy way out. I sometimes forget to eat but not because of a miracle drug. You wonder if those of us wanting to lose weight know you can’t stop taking this drug once you start it.
Patients discontinuing the use of weight-loss drugs such as Wegovy risk regaining their original body weight in about five years, a Novo Nordisk official said on Wednesday.Novo Nordisk Says Stopping Obesity Drug May Cause Full Weight Regain in 5 Years–https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/990267?src=rss
Just a few https://www.wegovy.com/taking-wegovy/side-effects.html
- Possible thyroid tumors, including cancer.
- Inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis)
- Gallbladder problems
- Increased risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those who also take medicines for type 2 diabetes such as sulfonylureas or insulin
- Kidney problems (kidney failure)
- Serious allergic reactions
- Change in vision in people with type 2 diabetes.
- Increased heart rate
- Depression or thoughts of suicide.
So if you want to lose weight by taking a GLP-1 receptor agonist remember the risks of side effects including the real possibility of having to take a drug that costs up to $1600.00 a month for the rest of your life.
Good luck with that. This joke’s on you.
6 thoughts on “April Fools 2023 (this is a GLP-1 receptor agonist post)”
Good one! I wonder if more people will just go ahead and opt for a gastric bypass if they can’t do it with diet and exercise and willpower
This question is above my pay grade. My best guess is no, people would rather take drugs.
How can there be so much talk of hunger and food insecurity when such a huge percentage of the population is obese?
Many people struggling with obesity eat the wrong foods, fast foods and highly processed foods because they can’t afford anything else. Food insecurity (hunger) results from insufficient funds. Again, way over my pay grade and the answers are hard to come by.
Yes, I figured something like that. We need to bring back the concept of the victory garden. And more community gardens. And I think people and especially children become more interested in eating fruits and vegetables if they are involved in growing them. And then classes on cooking. It could involve learning in in the field of science home economics and even history literature.