What is Diabetes and The Treatments That Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Diabetes is a chronic long-lasting health condition that affects how our bodies turn food into energy. Our body breaks down the food we eat into sugar and then releases it into our bloodstream. When blood sugar goes up, it signals our pancreas to release insulin. Insulin acts like a key to let blood sugar into your body’s cells for use as energy. 

When you have diabetes, your body won’t make enough insulin or can’t use it as well as it should. This causes your body to stop responding to insulin which causes too much blood sugar to stay in your bloodstream. If not treated, this can cause serious health problems like heart disease, kidney disease, and vision loss.  

Types of Diabetes 

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is generally diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults. This form of diabetes is thought to be caused by an autoimmune reaction of the body attacking itself by mistake. With type 1 diabetes, you’ll need to take insulin every day to survive. 

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes develops over many years and is usually diagnosed in adults. This form of diabetes is when your body can’t use insulin well and can’t keep blood sugar at normal levels. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle changes such as losing weight, eating healthy food, and being active. 

Treatments Options For Those With Diabetes

If you’re at a point in your life where you can see yourself getting Type 2 diabetes, it may be time to make a lifestyle change. We know how hard it is to lose weight and keep it off. With AgeRejuvenation, we provide weight loss solutions to help you meet and achieve your health goals. Wegovy injections are just one way you can reduce food intake by lowering appetite. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment option! 

Wegovy Injections

At AgeRejuvenation, we offer a semaglutide injection called Wegovy™ that reduces food intake by lowering appetite, slowing food digestion in the stomach, and decreasing body fat percentage. 

What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) produced by the gut. It increases insulin production, a hormone that lowers the blood sugar level while inhibiting glucagon secretion, which is a hormone that raises blood sugar, and reduces appetite and energy intake while delaying gastric emptying. It was first developed in 2012 by Novo Nordisk as a longer-acting option to Liraglutide. In 2017 this drug was approved as an anti-diabetic medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. In June 2021, it got approved for chronic weight management in obese individuals with a (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2) or overweight (initial BMI ≥ 27 kg/m2) with at least one weight-related comorbidity. 

What are Wegovy Injections?

Wegovy™ is an injectable prescription medication for adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) or overweight (excess weight) (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems used with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.

How Wegovy Injections Work

Wegovy™ is the first and only prescription weight-management medicine taken once weekly. It’s taken on the same day each week, any time of day, with or without food. Wegovy™ is available in 5 doses ranging from 0.25 mg to 2.4 mg, each of which is taken once a week. Each dose comes in a different color pen.

Wegovy weight loss injections can:

  • Reduce food intake by lowering appetite. 
  • Slows food digestion in the stomach. 
  • Decrease body fat percentage. 
  • Weight loss. 
  • Decrease cardiovascular outcomes in subjects with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 
  • Lower HbA1c levels. 
  • Enhance the growth of β cells in the pancreas.

The AgeRejuvenation Difference

At AgeRejuvenation, we are dedicated to bringing all of our patient’s top-notch customer service, the best health and wellness programs, and FDA-approved medical aids. This includes our customized medical weight loss programs, appetite suppressants, hormone pellet therapy, and vitamin injections. Lose weight and feel like yourself again with AgeRejuvenation Wegovy weight loss injections. Contact a clinic near you to learn more.

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