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Tirzepatide Injections
Tirzepatide Injections

Tirzepatide injections are a safe and effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. They can also help you lose weight and keep it off if you struggle to shed pounds. At Freedom Functional Wellness in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, functional medicine specialists Sujay Kumar, MD, and Louise Higuera, NP, regularly prescribe tirzepatide injections to manage diabetes and support medically supervised weight loss. Call Freedom Functional Wellness to schedule a tirzepatide injection consultation, or book your appointment online today.

Tirzepatide Injections Q&A

What are tirzepatide injections?

Tirzepatide injections are used to manage blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. They’re sold under the brand names Mounjaro® and Zepbound®. When combined with a nutritious diet and regular exercise, tirzepatide injections improve blood glucose and reduce the risk of diabetes complications, like nerve damage and vision loss.

At Freedom Functional Wellness, the providers also prescribe tirzepatide injections for medically supervised weight loss. Tirzepatide causes your stomach to digest food slower, so you feel fuller longer.

Are tirzepatide injections a type of weight loss medication?

Tirzepatide injections aren’t formulated specifically for weight loss, but they often help you shed pounds and live a healthier lifestyle. That’s because tirzepatide injections:

  • Help your body release insulin when blood sugar is high
  • Prevent your liver from releasing too much sugar
  • Help remove excess sugar from your blood
  • Reduce the amount of food you eat

Tirzepatide injections also slow digestion, so you don’t feel as hungry throughout the day. These factors make it easier to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

How do I know if I’m a candidate for tirzepatide injections?

Before prescribing tirzepatide injections, your Freedom Functional Wellness provider reviews your medical records, completes a physical exam, and orders bloodwork to check your blood sugar levels. If you have type 2 diabetes or are overweight, you may qualify for tirzepatide treatment.

After gathering the necessary information, your provider will explain how to administer the tirzepatide injections at home. They provide several syringes and vials of medication. You inject tirzepatide once a week into the skin of your stomach, thigh, or upper arm. Once the medication enters your bloodstream, it takes about 24 hours for your body to absorb it. 

As more tirzepatide builds up in your body, you experience fewer blood sugar fluctuations and begin losing weight.

How long does it take for tirzepatide injections to work?

The time it takes for tirzepatide injections to work depends on various factors, including whether you have diabetes and how much weight you want to lose. Most people experience significant results within 12 weeks*, but it may take longer. To ensure lasting progress, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and attending regular checkups are essential.

Call Freedom Functional Wellness to schedule a tirzepatide injection consultation, or request your visit online today.

*Results may vary.