Your A1C Number

You'll set an A1C goal with your doctor, but for most adults with diabetes, the A1C goal is less than 7, a guideline set by the ADA (American Diabetes Association). Talk to your doctor about what goal would be right for you.

Learn more about Type 2 Diabetes

What's the impact of uncontrolled blood sugar?

Watch out for uncontrolled blood sugar.

Even when you're careful about managing your blood sugar through diet, physical activity, and medication, blood sugar levels can still remain uncontrolled.

When glucose levels are too high (hyperglycemia), many people may experience:

  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent bathroom breaks

When your blood sugar's low, it's called hypoglycemia and some symptoms may include:

  • headache
  • drowsiness
  • weakness
  • dizziness
  • confusion
  • irritability
  • hunger
  • fast heartbeat
  • sweating
  • feeling jittery

These possible serious consequences to your health make it very important to monitor blood sugar level numbers, and to try to manage them.

The A1C Test

Do you know your numbers?

Knowing your blood sugar level numbers is an important step in managing your diabetes.

Once you and your doctor know your numbers, you can work out a plan to help manage your blood sugar numbers.

And finding out your number is simple. You can take an A1C test, a lab test that measures your blood sugar levels over the last 3 months. The A1C test helps your doctor understand how your treatment plan is working in the long term. The more glucose you have in your blood, the higher your A1C test result will be.

You'll set an A1C goal with your doctor, but for most adults with diabetes, the A1C goal is less than 7, a guideline set by the ADA (American Diabetes Association). Talk to your doctor about what goal would be right for you.

Lower your A1C number

Learn how treatment options like TRADJENTA may help you change the direction of your A1C number.

TRADJENTA is a prescription medicine that is used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Managing your blood sugar is important as it may mean a lower A1C number.

TRADJENTA is not for people with type 1 diabetes or for people with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine).

If you have had inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) in the past, it is not known if you have a higher chance of getting pancreatitis while you take TRADJENTA.

If your number is 7 or more, or above the A1C goal you and your doctor talked about, your doctor may suggest a treatment plan to help bring your A1C number down and get it headed in a different direction.

Learn how treatment options like TRADJENTA may help get your A1C number headed in a different direction.

Check out our Doctor Discussion Guide to help you talk to your doctor about TRADJENTA.

What are Tradjenta® (linagliptin) tablets?

TRADJENTA is a prescription medicine that is used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.

TRADJENTA is not for people with type 1 diabetes or for people with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine).

If you have had inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) in the past, it is not known if you have a higher chance of getting pancreatitis while you take TRADJENTA.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about TRADJENTA?

Serious side effects can happen to people taking TRADJENTA, including inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), which may be severe and lead to death. Before you start taking TRADJENTA, tell your doctor if you have ever had pancreatitis, gallstones, a history of alcoholism, or high triglyceride levels.

Stop taking TRADJENTA and call your doctor right away if you have pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that is severe and will not go away. The pain may be felt going from your abdomen through to your back. The pain may happen with or without vomiting. These may be symptoms of pancreatitis.

Who should not take TRADJENTA?

Do not take TRADJENTA if you are allergic to linagliptin or any of the ingredients in TRADJENTA.

Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction to TRADJENTA may include rash, itching, flaking or peeling; raised red patches on your skin (hives); swelling of your face, lips, tongue and throat that may cause difficulty breathing or swallowing. If you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, stop taking TRADJENTA and call your doctor right away.

What should I tell my doctor before using TRADJENTA?

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. TRADJENTA may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how TRADJENTA works.

Especially tell your doctor if you take

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

What are the possible side effects of TRADJENTA?

The most common side effects of TRADJENTA include stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, cough and diarrhea.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more safety information, please see Medication Guide and full Prescribing Information.

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