Type 2 diabetes is the most
common form of diabetes
Physical activity along with diet can help manage your blood sugar
Online tools and apps
can help you manage
a healthier lifestyle
If you have type 2 diabetes, you're not alone. Did you know that type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes? In fact, 90-95% of all diabetes cases in America are type 2.
You probably already know that when you have type 2 diabetes, your pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin, a hormone that helps lower glucose, and your body may not use the insulin it produces effectively.
Without the right amount of insulin, glucose can build up in your bloodstream. Because high blood glucose can seriously affect your health, monitoring and managing your blood glucose numbers is an important part of your treatment plan.
While the exact causes of type 2 diabetes aren't completely understood, we do know that hereditary factors can predispose you to the condition. Environmental or lifestyle factors can also be triggers for people with a genetic predisposition to the condition.
Having type 2 diabetes doesn't mean you can't live life to the fullest. You can still do all the things you love – like watching sports with your friends, going to BBQs, and cooking your favorite dishes. You just have to make small lifestyle changes so you can better manage your blood sugar level.
If your doctor says it's okay for you to increase your physical activity, choose something you like to do. Maybe go for a hike, swim a few laps, play a round of golf, or ride a bike for 30 minutes. Workouts won't seem like work at all when you're having fun.
Staying active is just one part of a good treatment plan. You also have to eat well and take your medication as your doctor prescribes. Together, these things can help lower your blood sugar numbers. Managing your blood sugar is important as it may mean a lower A1C.
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.
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 or go to the emergency room right away.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have or have had inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis).
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Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
The most common side effects of TRADJENTA include stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, cough and diarrhea.
These are not all the possible side effects of TRADJENTA. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑10881‑800‑FDA‑1088.
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.
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