This patient, I will call her Sally, is a 48 year old woman who presented to my office this month for obesity treatment. Specifically, she was interested in the Dr. Simeons HCG Diet Protocol. Her height is 5′ 1″ and she weighed 168 lbs during the first appointment.
She has a history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. She is taking the following medications:
- Janumet (sitagliptin 50 mg/metformin 500 mg) and glipizide 5 mg for diabetes
- Diovan for hypertension
- Lipitor for hypercholesterolemia.
When I saw her yesterday, after just one week of using intramuscular HCG injections she had lost 7 pounds. She felt better and her blood sugar levels had already dropped from an average of 125 mg/dL in the morning to 109 mg/dL, and from an average of 160 mg/dL in the evening to 125 mg/dL.
I expect that next week we will be able to reduce the dosage of at least one of her diabetes medications.
I have seen quick and significant changes in blood sugar levels in my patients who have obesity and diabetes mellitus when they use injectable or oral HCG for weight reduction.