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I was just diagnosed yesterday, as a Type 2 Diabetic, at 67 years old.

Can't say I didn't see it coming, for various reasons (retirement; inactivity; over- eating).

My GP wants me to start Ozempic this week, and has doubled my daily Simvistatin (sp?) dose.

My A1C was 6.8 and my LDL was 101 after an NPO blood work up earlier in the week.

Someone please advise as to the effectiveness of Ozempic, and any other thoughts you deem saying.


  1. Hi - Thanks so much for posting your questions. Since we have a lot of information about diabetes on our site, let's see if we can get you pointed in the direction of the most applicable resources.

    From your post, I am hearing that you're most concerned about the effectiveness of Ozempic. We have a variety of articles which discuss this medication, including more general information about the drug, and some personal stories written by people who have used it.

    You can find general information about the type of medication Ozempic is classified as here: We also have an article written by one of our patient advocates, : I've tagged her here in case she would like to elaborate on her experience shared in this article.

    We also have a lovely article written by , which discusses advice for people who are newly diagnosed: I hope that it resonates with you, and helps you feel less alone in this new journey.

    Please don't hesitate if you have any follow-up questions or concerns. We are here to help to the best of our ability! - Cody (Team Member)

    1. Ty for the info.

      Question: a "good" blood sugar range for a morning read, b4 eating is?

      1. Hi . Here is an article about fasting glucose levels: For someone without diabetes who ate nothing for a few hours before bed, it should be below 99. However, hormones released just before waking can impact blood sugar levels, especially in people with diabetes. The effect is called the dawn phenomenon. Here is an article about it that might interest you: I hope that helps.
        Has your doctor referred you to a registered dietician who specializes in diabetes or a diabetes educator? You can reduce your reliance on medication tremendously with lifestyle and dietary changes. Visits with a dietician can be especially helpful and are usually covered by insurance. Keep in mind though that change takes time. Give yourself credit for even the smallest changes and have patience with yourself if you struggle to break old habits. It can all seem pretty overwhelming at first. As my colleague noted, we are here for you whenever you need us. Warm wishes. - Lori (Team Member)

    2. I've been on Ozempic for three years now. I can't say that at first it wasn't a struggle. I was sick from it. But those symptoms stopped. I've maintained a normal A1C, and I've lost around 70lbs. It's worth it to me. 😀

      1. That's fantastic, ! It's good to know the negative side effects resolved over time. Thanks for joining in the conversation. Best wishes. - Lori (Team Member)

    3. What amount of weight loss is typical, over what span of time? Any studies on this?

      1. Hi . From what I understand, there is no typical number. People lose weight at different rates depending on such things as metabolism, diet and activity level and all those factors come into play when they take Ozempic as well. I wish I had more substantial information for you. - Lori (Team Member)

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