Q. Can you take Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen and insulin together?
Yes, your doctor may prescribe you this medicine with insulin if adequate glucose management is not obtained after using Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen with other antidiabetic medicines. Insulin is often used early in the treatment of individuals with complications or symptoms of extremely high blood glucose levels. If insulin is used together with Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen, there is often greater efficacy of both medications and improved treatment outcomes. <br>
Q. Can Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen be used to treat type 1 diabetes?
No, Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus or for the treatment of patients with diabetic ketoacidosis.
Q. Can Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen cause pancreatitis?
There are reports of acute pancreatitis due to Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen. Patients are prompted to discontinue this medicine and contact their doctor if there is persistent severe abdominal pain, sometimes radiating to the back.<br>
Q. Is regular self-monitoring of blood sugar required while taking Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen?
Regular self-monitoring of blood sugar is not needed in order to adjust the dose of Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen. However, when initiating treatment with Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen in combination with other anti-diabetic medicines, monitoring of blood sugar may become necessary to reduce the dose of the anti-diabetic medicine in order to lower the risk of hypoglycemia. <br>
Q. What should I avoid while taking Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen?
Avoid fried or fatty foods and foods high in sugar while taking Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen to reduce the risk of nausea and vomiting. Eat slowly, and eat smaller meals that are light and bland.
Q. How to store Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen?
Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen should be refrigerated at 2°C – 8°C, but do not freeze it. Store Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen in the original packaging to protect from light. Keep the medicine out of the reach of children. Do not use the medicine if you notice that the pen is damaged or the medicine has become cloudy/discolored or has lumps in it.
Q. Are there any potential risks of using Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen?
Apart from the usual side effects of the medicine, Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen has been found to cause Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma, a type of cancer of the thyroid gland. Its use may also increase the risk of inflammation of the pancreas commonly known as pancreatitis which is a serious and painful condition. Discontinue the medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you suspect any signs or symptoms of thyroid problems (lump in throat, hoarseness, and difficulty in speaking) or pancreatitis (stomach ache radiating to the back, upper abdominal pain, fever, nausea, and vomiting).
Q. What is the significance of HbA1c test?
Your doctor may ask you to get your HbA1c tested every 3 months. This test is done to see how well you have managed your blood sugar for the past 2-3 months.
Q. Can Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen be used with other diabetes medicine?
Yes, Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen can be used alone or in combination with other diabetes medicines only if prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take a protein-rich diet along with Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen?
Yes, you can take a diet rich in protein along with Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen. Proteins are one of the major energy providers among all essential nutrients. Besides, being the building blocks of the human body, proteins break down into glucose to release energy. Unlike carbohydrates, the metabolism of proteins into glucose is much slower. Therefore, the release of energy usually takes a few hours after consumption. Thus, the spike in blood sugar levels might occur after a few hours when you are on a high-protein diet. It is often recommended to consume about 2-3 teaspoons of proteins in the evening snacks to avert the chances of hypoglycemia.<br><br>
Q. Can I take artificial sweeteners while taking Trulicity 0.75mg Pre-Filled Pen?
No, artificial sweeteners are not good for people with diabetes. They are composed of chemicals that can cause mild to severe side effects. Thus, it is better to limit or avoid their use as much as you can.<br>
Q. Can diabetes cause kidney failure?
Yes, uncontrolled diabetes can cause kidney failure. In the long run, diabetes can affect the kidneys leading to a condition called diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy is a condition that is a major cause of kidney failure in patients with diabetes. The best way to prevent damage to kidneys is by keeping diabetes in check, making dietary changes, monitoring sugar levels regularly, getting routine blood tests done, and taking prescribed medications on time.<br>
Q. Can diabetes be cured?
Diabetes is a condition that causes changes in your blood glucose levels, which if left uncontrolled, can lead to serious health complications affecting the heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes. However, with simple lifestyle changes, diet, and medications, one can manage their condition and lead a healthy life.