Dear NP


November 18, 2021

Dear NP,

“Are diabetes medications helpful for weight loss? Are there any bad side effects if I take these medications for weight loss and am not diabetic? What are the requirements to have them prescribed for me?”

Dear Reader,

Losing weight is a struggle for many people. Recently several medications that are used to treat diabetes have also been found to impact weight loss.

If you have diabetes and need to lose weight, trying one of these medications may be helpful, but what about people who don’t have diabetes? Can they take these medications strictly to help with weight loss?


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