MEDICATION UNLOCKS LONG-TERM RESULTS
Calibrate doctors prescribe medications called GLP-1s (glucagon-like peptide-1s) because research shows that, in combination with coaching, GLP-1s are the most effective and safe long-term option for weight loss.
"Calibrate's platform makes it easier to lose weight by combining proven medications with coaching and information."
Randy Seeley, Ph.D.
Calibrate Clinical Advisor
Professor of Surgery, Director, Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center
In your body, GLP-1s are powerful hormones made by your gut that send signals to your brain to decrease your appetite, improve your metabolism, and regulate your digestion so you can feel full longer and maximize nutrient absorption. Research suggests that people who hold onto more weight experience reductions in GLP-1 signaling.
The GLP-1 medications that Calibrate doctors prescribe work on the same receptors as your natural GLP-1 hormones. Originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes, the FDA has approved the use of a brand of GLP-1s for weight loss in people without type 2 diabetes.
THE KEY TO
A METABOLIC RESET.
GLP-1s are wide-reaching hormones that work in several parts of the body to influence everything from blood pressure to inflammation. By improving your overall metabolic health, they lower your set point, which is the weight your body will fight to stay at. In this way, the GLP-1 medications available today can help you reduce your body weight by 10%.
A good way to think about GLP-1s is like any other medication you take for your long-term health (cholesterol or hypertension medicine are other examples of these). GLP-1s aren’t short-term fixes like antibiotics, but rather tools to give your system sustained support and help it function normally.
YOUR CALIBRATE DOCTOR IS HERE TO SUPPORT YOU.
When you join Calibrate, you’ll complete a comprehensive health assessment, including blood work, that your Calibrate doctor will carefully review before customizing your treatment plan and prescribing your medication.
In your first video appointment, your doctor will review your assessment with you, prescribe your medication, provide instructions for how to take it, and answer any questions you have.
The Calibrate medical team is always available via chat to support you as you begin your medication and throughout your Calibrate year.
Is the medication right for me? Does it interact with my other medications?
Is the medication safe?
What are the side effects of the medication?
I’m not sure about an injectable medication. Why do Calibrate doctors prescribe these types of medications?
Do I continue taking the medication long-term, once the one-year program is over?
How much do the medications that Calibrate doctors prescribe cost? Are they covered by insurance?