Ozempic shortage

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The latest type 2 diabetes medicines are helping people lose weight and better manage blood glucose levels. The most well-known of these medicines is Ozempic (semaglutide).

“Ozempic has helped me gain control of my diabetes which is multi-pronged and no easy feat,” Sarah says.

But Sarah is one of tens of thousands of Australians living with type 2 diabetes who does not have regular access to the medicine.

It has been in global shortage since early 2022. We are still not certain when there will be sufficient stock to meet the demand for this medicine.

Diabetes Australia strongly urges all health professionals to prioritise this medicine for people living with type 2 diabetes until there is enough to support people using this medicine to manage other conditions.

Diabetes Australia wants to hear from people living with diabetes using Ozempic about how it has helped you manage diabetes and what the impact the shortage has had on you.

 


 

Sarah with her arms folded

 

Ozempic has helped me gain control of my diabetes which is multi-pronged and no easy feat. I can’t believe that I am still advocating for our rights to my essential medication. 

 ~ Sarah, lives with type 2 diabetes 

 


 

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