Dieting, Fasting, drinking lots of water, not drinking enough water, exercise, lack of it, stress, carbs, trans-fats, messy nutrition habits, fast food, slow food, hormonal changes, everything challenges our weight. Add those factors to a diabetes condition and you couldn’t have a more difficult combo. However, everything must be alright in the end, as if it’s not, it’s not the end, isn’t it? Even for those of us challenged by weight gain or diabetes or those mixed together.
Liraglutide is the scientific name for the drug manufactured under the label Victoza. This drug has been designed to treat type 2 diabetes but it has also been approved as a weight loss treatment, known under the name of Saxenda. Well, surprisingly enough, enlightened minds have managed to create a pill with double effects, for quite some delicate affections.
The drug has been found to provide benefits for both diabetic patients as well as for overweight and obese patients to lose weight.
A recent trial which involved a group of people asked to take 3mg of liraglutide daily for over 56 week showed extremely surprising results. All participants have lost an average of 5% of their body weight in the process.
The director of the Clinical Diabetes Center at Montefiore Medical Center in NY has approved a 3mg dose of liraglutide for the treatment of weight loss exclusively. The high dose will be exclusively sold under the name Saxenda while a smaller dose, of up to 1.8 mg a day, is approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and sold under the brand name Victoza, as previously mentioned.
The study has focused on analyzing 846 obese or overweight patients who were also dealing with diabetes. Liraglutine is a non-insulin medicine which helps maintain blood sugar levels in adults who deal with type 2 diabetes.
If you want the weight loss process to be as efficient as it can be, keep in mind that diet plays an extremely important part. A balanced lifestyle will provide all the necessary support in your weight loss endeavor. Don’t skip meals, don’t eat inappropriate foods and try to exercise as much as possible. Your preferred diabetes drug helps weight loss but first of all one must find a way to help themselves first.
According to recent statements from scientists, low carb plans that help manage diabetes are welcomed as well. In the process, participants were asked to decrease carb intake to 20g per day, participants lost 23lbs and also showed improved glucose measures and increased HDL cholesterol.
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