Semaglutide is an injectable medication which, when used in combination with a mindful diet and exercise, helps with blood sugar control in Type 2 diabetics. It belongs to a class of medications called GLP-1 agonists, an intestinal hormone that mimics the hormone GLP-1 in your body to lower blood sugar levels after you’ve eaten a meal.
Semaglutide helps control your blood sugar and assist in weight loss. GLP-1, the key hormone involved, slows down how fast your stomach empties food, which helps you feel full longer. In addition to causing your pancreas to release insulin, Semaglutide also blocks a hormone that causes your liver to release sugar.