Weekly Shot for Diabetes and Weight Loss

Both patients and providers looking to achieve or provide weight loss have likely heard of semaglutide as a viable option for weight loss. What some may not know is that the drug was initially advertised for type two diabetes in order to improve blood sugar levels and lower risk of cardiovascular disease and events.


Semaglutide under the name Ozempic was introduced to help those with type two diabetes. Ozempic, with semaglutide as the active ingredient, works by increasing insulin production in the pancreas, lowering sugar production in the liver, and delaying the rate at which food goes through your body, allowing you to feel fuller for longer. This helps to lower blood sugar levels and reduces the likelihood of a cardiovascular issue.

Ozempic is utilized in a once-a-week injection that, when coupled with a proper diet and exercise routine, has led to weight loss as well.

Semaglutide for Weight Loss

Ozempic specifically utilized for weight loss has been clinically evaluated, and results have been incredibly positive. Patients that took Ozempic for weight loss experienced significant weight loss compared to the placebo group.

With successes in clinical trials, Novo Nordisk, the company that makes Ozempic, created Wegovy, a similar semaglutide-based drug specifically for weight loss. Wegovy is licensed exclusively for weight loss and can be administered subcutaneously via injection once a week at a dosage of around 2.4 milligrams. The injection can be self-administered, eliminating the need for patients to visit an office each time they require an injection. This convenience appeals to patients, especially given semaglutide’s consistent results.

Weekly Weight Loss Shot Results

Semaglutide normally begins to work after the first shot in the form of less “food noise” and weight loss within the first month.  The majority of individuals experience total weight loss of 15% of their body weight. Weekly injections, together with healthy eating and exercise habits, allow semaglutide to work most effectively. This entails eating in a caloric deficit, which should be easier than usual given the nature of semaglutide and its propensity to suppress hunger by enhancing fullness.

Side Effects with Weekly Weight Loss Shots

Semaglutide injections are a safe choice for weight loss as part of a weight control program. The most common side effects are nausea and constipation, which are treatable, usually mild and time limited. However, patients should reveal any personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer or MEN type 2 which is the only contraindication for use.

Adding Weight Loss Shots to a Weight Management Program

If your practice has a weight management program and does not currently give semaglutide injections, you should consider implementing them as soon as possible. However, due to high demand, semaglutide can be difficult to get. If you administer your weight management program in-house, this can be a hindrance for your business.

For those circumstances, as well as practices that do not currently have a weight management program, consider working with BuildMyHealth and allowing us to share our turnkey weight management program solution with your practice. Our considerable experience and proven accomplishments will assist your clinic in reaching new heights that would be difficult to achieve on its own.

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We can also connect you with our nationwide network of compounding pharmacies that offer semaglutide, tirzepatide, and liraglutide.

Allow BuildMyHealth to guide you towards your weight management business goals. Then collect the benefits by providing an effective solution to your patient base, making your practice more current in the process.

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