• 4 months ago

    New Treatment for Type 1 diabetes

    I’ve been a type 1 diabetic x8yrs. now due to having gallstones blocking my bile duct and destroying my pancreas. Was put in a medical induced coma and giving very low odds of surviving an acute pancreatitis. Woke up a month later from the coma a type 1 diabetic. My C-Peptide is 0.6 and I take Novalin 6 units at meals and 6 units Levimir at bedtime daily. I’ve gotten a gastric bypass x 3 years ago to keep my weight down w/ controlled BS between 100-170. My AIC is 6.3... never been higher. My issue: Finally got things under control and my Endo now wants to change my insulin. A injectable hormone called Ozempic. You take this just like insulin once a week only. Been reading about this drug....lots of side effects. Nausea, vomiting, kidney issues, and Thyroid tumor growth in rats. Constipation or diarrhea, GI upset or abdominal pain, dizziness, headaches....and the list goes on. This med is used for Type 2 diabetic treatments. Not Type 1 ! Why would this hormone med even be an option for Type 1 ? Sounds dangerous! Is anyone out there taking this drug for Type 1 and is it working or not for ya? Am I risking my life by trying this? Is this drug safe as they claim?

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  • 4 months ago

    RE: New Treatment for Type 1 diabetes

    I wouldn't take it. It's function is to force your body to produce more insulin. Kind of pointless in a T1 diabetic. I'd have a long discussion with the doc and find out from him why he thinks it might possibly work.

    And remember, you're always free to refuse to take a med. Don't be afraid to stand your ground.