Tools and Resources

It's good to know that you don't have to face type 2 diabetes alone. You'll find a lot of support here including links to other diabetes Websites, health calculators, smartphone apps, diabetic-friendly recipes and more. Also, make sure to check out My Well Planner for other online tools you can use every day.

Learn more about type 2 diabetes from these sites

American Diabetes Association
Living with Diabetes
Tools and resources you can use to learn more about your current condition and what you can do to improve your health.
American Heart Association
Diabetes Tools and Resources
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
Interactive Healthtools
Videos, tutorials, videocasts and audio recordings about diabetes.

Calculate your way to better health with these calculators

American Heart Association
Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Calorie Composition Calculator
Given your goal and current weight, this calculator will help you determine your daily calorie needs and how many of those calories should come from protein, carbohydrates, and fat to keep you on track.

Check out these smartphone apps that can help with your next doctor's checkup

American Association of Diabetes Educators
Goal Tracker Mobile App
Diabetes Goal Tracker is a tool to help you set your goals based on the seven proven diabetes management approaches.
The 64 Best Health And Fitness Apps Of 2013
Here are 64 health and fitness apps that are reinventing the way mobile phones can help us lead better lives, one healthier choice at a time.

Find out how to cook delicious and diabetic-friendly dishes with these sites

Food Network
Diabetic Recipes
Looking for diabetic-friendly recipes? Our diabetic recipe collection includes easy and healthy recipes and low-sugar dessert recipes, how-to videos and meal ideas to inspire you all week.
Mayo Clinic
Diabetes Meal Plan Recipes
It's not always easy to follow your diabetes meal plan day after day, but these delicious recipes may help.
Diabetic Recipes
Think diabetic food recipes are bland? Think again. All of our diabetic recipes are taste-approved through the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Kitchen. Yum!

Learn how to eat better and healthier with these links

Ask the Dieititian by Joanne Larsen MS RD LD
Diet FAQs for Diabetics Got questions about a healthy weight, healthy eating or about nutrition and food? Ask Joanne Larsen, registered dietitian and nutrition therapist.
Joslin Diabetes Center
Diabetes & Nutrition
Watch nutrition videos, get cooking tips, learn how to shop better at the grocery store and more.

Find out the best ways to be active with these links

American Diabetes Association
Here are some ideas to help you get moving and start making exercise part of your daily routine.
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
What I need to know about Physical Activity and Diabetes
What you need to know about physical activity and diabetes.
The University of Chicago Medicine - Kovler Diabetes Center
Learn the health benefits of regular physical activity.


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.


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 or go to the emergency room right away.

What should I tell my doctor before using TRADJENTA?

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have or have had inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis).

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

  • other medicines that can lower your blood sugar. If you take TRADJENTA with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as sulfonylurea or insulin, your risk of getting low blood sugar is higher. The dose of your sulfonylurea or insulin may need to be lowered while you take TRADJENTA.
  • rifampin (Rifadin®, Rimactane®, Rifater®, Rifamate®)*, an antibiotic that is used to treat tuberculosis.

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?

TRADJENTA may cause serious side effects, including

  • Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), especially if you take TRADJENTA with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, confusion, irritability, hunger, fast heartbeat, sweating, or feeling jittery.
  • Allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions can happen after your first dose or up to 3 months after starting TRADJENTA. Symptoms may include swelling of your face, lips, throat, and other areas on your skin; difficulty with swallowing or breathing; raised, red areas on your skin (hives); skin rash, itching, flaking, or peeling.

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 or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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

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