RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – The CDC estimates that one in ten Americans have diabetes, with type 2 accounting for the majority of cases.
“(It) is basically a chronic metabolic condition, where the person has kind of elevated blood-glucose levels. So, in their blood they just have extra sugar,” said Dr. Maria Fernandez, a family physician at Community Health Alliance.
Ozempic, according to her, is one of the most widely used diabetic drugs and therapies.
“Ozempic is considered a glp1, a glucagon-like peptide-1,” said Fernandez. This type of medication mimics the action of a hormone and help lower blood sugar levels.