Diabetes League calls on doctors not to prescribe diabetes medicine as a diet drug

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The Diabetes League calls on doctors to stop prescribing the drug Ozempic to people without diabetes. In recent months, the drug has become increasingly popular among people who want to lose weight. “There is a potential stock shortage,” it said in a press release on Monday.

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Ozempic is an injectable drug used for patients with type 2 diabetes. It helps regulate blood sugar levels. But the drug has also recently become very popular with people who want to lose weight, even though it is not recognized for that in Belgium. Doctors regularly prescribe it to people who want to lose a lot of kilos in a short time.

But now there is a threat of a stock shortage, warns the Diabetes League. However, the production of this type of medication is a time-consuming process and cannot be greatly increased overnight. “The Diabetes League strongly urges that the use of incretinomimetics be reserved for the recognized indications of these products.”

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