Ozempic® Works to Help You Lower Your Blood Sugar and A1C

People taking Ozempic® significantly lowered their A1C

In a large 1-year study that compared once-weeky Ozempic® with the leading once-daily branded pill for change in A1C in 1231 adults with type 2 diabetes when both were added to one or more diabetes pills:

  • Those who took 0.5 mg of Ozempic® had an average starting A1C of 8.0% and lowered it by an average of 1.3%.a
  • Those who took 1 mg of Ozempic® also had an average starting A1C of 8.0% and lowered it by an average of 1.5%.a
  • Those who took the leading branded pill had an average starting A1C of 8.2% and lowered it by an average of 0.7%.a

The most common side effects of Ozempic® may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach (abdominal) pain, and constipation.

Ozempic® works to help you reach your A1C goal

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that a reasonable goal for most adults with type 2 diabetes is an A1C less than 7%. Your health care provider will tell you what goal is right for you.

In the same 1-year study:

 

  • Of people taking 1 mg of Ozempic®, 73% lowered their A1C below 7%.
  • Of people taking 0.5 mg of Ozempic®, 66% lowered their A1C below 7%.
  • Of people taking 100 mg of the leading branded pill, 40% lowered their A1C below 7%.

aResults are from a 56-week medical study with 1231 adults with type 2 diabetes which compared once-weekly Ozempic® with the leading once-daily branded pill, Januvia®, when both were added to one or more diabetes pills.