I guess I didn’t search far back enough to find your post!
I am lucky I’ve always had Endos at research hospitals, so they know that T1s benefit from GLP-1s. I am on a Tandem pump, and eat low carb/moderate protein. I’m 7 years in as T1.
Victoza: we worked with a pharmacologist and gastroenterologist, and narrowed it down to Victoza at the time. I had to slowly ween myself off.
On Ozempic, I’m benefitting in the same ways. Increase slowly, not an easy transition
*Finally, the constant crazy hunger is gone. With the first dose I noticed the difference.
*I started at 0.25 mg and that was a doozy. Start with just a few clicks instead, it’s strong. We stayed at each new dose for 2 weeks before increasing by 5 clicks after that. Carefully backed off on my insulin first to be safe, then adjusted throughout week.
*I reach satiety sooner at meals (empty pit before, had to calorie count and stop!)
*My tolerance of protein is better - no crazy sustained persistent high overnight if I eat a few extra grams than necessary.
*Better mornings, less of a rollercoaster.
*My total daily insulin needs have been cut as follows: My I:C was 1:6, now 1:11. My SF was 1:80, now 1:95. And my basal rates are down 30%. My control is great, far fewer spikes.
- I am back in my ideal BMI range after 3 months. I was just over into “overweight” before starting. I’m not dealing with all that excess glucagon!
*I’m at 0.5mg now, in my 4th week. I think it’s all I need!
*I do have to add extra insoluble fiber in my diet to prevent constipation. I add one serving of Raw Wheat Bran daily (13g). It’s a must for me, and minimal carbs. Worth it.
*With each increase in dose, I had nausea days 3-5 first week, then only day the second week. Take it slowly.
*Sometimes, my taste is off. If this persists, I may go back down a few clicks.
Whew, that’s long. Hope that helps!