Season 5, Episode 05: Diabetes Drugs For Weight Loss – A Guide To Healthy Choices, with Ali Hashemi
In this episode of Dia-Logue: The Diapoint Podcast, we’ll dive into the thought-provoking, controversial world of using diabetes drugs for weight loss.
Our guest is Ali Hashemi, the Co-founder of meta[bolic] and GluCare.Health, to help us unravel the mysteries of using diabetes drugs for weight loss.
It all started when Dr. Oz, an American talk show host, introduced Ozempic, a medication designed for diabetes management, to the world back in 2021 as a solution for weight loss. Since then it has become very popular. The promise of shedding pounds effortlessly led to a surge in demand that eventually caused a shortage of the drug.
We’re going deeper into the story and learn what’s behind this frenzy, and more importantly, what are the potential risks and rewards?
Society is on the hunt for a magic pill, a shortcut to the body they desire. But the question that looms large is this: Is it truly worth it? Is it safe?
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Ali Hashemi is the Co-founder of meta[bolic] and GluCare.Health.
He is an investor in early stage ventures at the intersection of health and technology, with a particular focus on the application of deep learning and complex algorithms to solve challenging problems in healthcare.
Ali was previously the founder of Amana Healthcare, the benchmark and fastest-growing continuum-of-care hospital platform in the Middle East, acquired by Mubadala Healthcare in 2018 in what was among the largest deals in regional healthcare M&A.
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