Semaglutide is a type of insulin that can be used to control blood sugar in people with type 1 diabetes. It’s the first rapid-release insulin to be approved by the FDA specifically for type 1 diabetes. When you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas makes very little insulin, so you must take regular injections of insulin to help your body get rid of excess glucose (sugar) from meals. The way that semaglutide works is that it binds directly to specific receptors on cells in your small intestine and helps increase the amount of insulin available in your blood stream. This means that you can now eat smaller meals more often without getting dangerously spikes in blood sugar or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
What’s the difference between a diet and a smart one?
A strict diet is an eating plan that limits or eliminates a certain type of food. There is no consideration for how many calories you eat, what nutrient levels you get from the food, or how much you need to eat to stay healthy. A smart diet focuses on eating a nutritious diet, but also allows for occasional “treats.” Many patients with diabetes are on a strict diet to control blood sugar. They may be advised to eat a certain type of food each day because it is low in carbs, or high in protein.
But the reality is that if you are not getting enough vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other important nutrients, then you may be cutting calories but still eating too little. This could make you feel tired, moody, or have other health problems. It is important to remember that a healthy diet is not just about food. It is also about getting enough exercise and managing your blood sugar with medication. A healthy diet should be a part of a healthy lifestyle.
How to eat smarter on semaglutide
When you are first starting out, it’s a good idea to keep your insulin dose as low as possible. You may be able to start with a dose as low as 0.4 units a day. As you get used to taking insulin, you can slowly increase your dose until you find what works best for you. – Balance your meals with protein and fat – Get rid of foods that make you feel tired or bloated – Brainstorm healthy meal ideas with an online tool – Bottom line
Those believing they might be good candidates for this therapy are encouraged to contact us. The team of experienced healthcare providers working for Vital Force Therapy and Wellness can provide a comprehensive evaluation, determine your need, and formulate a plan best fitting a patient’s individual needs.
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