Veteran actress Raven-Symoné becomes the latest celebrity to share her thoughts on the use of Ozempic for weight loss in Hollywood.
On Tuesday (July 11), “E! News” shared its interview with the Disney star, who opened up about how the popularity of the Type 2 diabetes medication affects individuals like herself. “I have pre-diabetes and diabetes in my family,” the 37-year-old said. “If I’m not careful with my intake of types of foods, I am more susceptible to getting diabetes.”
The Atlanta native explained the severity in understanding what the drug was created for. “So, I think it’s very important we understand certain medications are made for certain people and to not take that away just for glamazon purposes,” Raven-Symoné continued. “However, for those who need it, I know people that are on it as well, and they need it, and it definitely helps to regulate hormones.”
During the interview, she shared, “I think it’s sad because we can regulate our own hormones and manage our sugar levels by eating the correct foods and cutting our addiction of sugar off. But we’ll get there when we get there.” The “Some Call It Magic” singer noted, “Do what you gotta do. Just make sure you save some medication for the people that actually need it.”
In a recent conversation with People, Dr. Caroline Apovian called the drug use trend concerning. Apovian is the co-director of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Ozempic is an FDA-approved prescription medication intended for people with adult onset diabetes. The drug also works as an anti-obesity medication used for long-term weight management. “You’re taking away from patients with diabetes,” Apovian explained. “We have lifesaving drugs… and the United States public that really needs these drugs can’t get them.”