What is Semaglutide used for and how does it work?
Semaglutide is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is intended to lower the blood glucose level in the blood and belongs to the group of GLP-1 receptor agonists. The active substance binds to the GLP-1 receptor, resulting in the following effects
- increased insulin secretion
- reduced glucagon secretion
- increased insulin sensitivity
- increased feeling of satiety
- reduced feeling of hunger
All these effects help to ensure that blood sugar levels are not derailed. A very significant advantage of semaglutide is that blood hypoglycaemia occurs less frequently, as the effect of the active ingredient only occurs when blood glucose levels rise.