Trulicity is a type 2 diabetes medication which is formulated to be taken once per week with an easy-to-use, single dose pen. It helps your body do what it does naturally – release its own insulin. Start improving your A1C and blood sugar numbers with Trulicity, exercise and diet. The clever pen design ensures users don’t even see a needle as you can deliver the weekly dose with the clock of a button.
It is not insulin – it helps your body to release its own insulin, responding when blood sugar levels rise. It is best to stick to using Trulicity on the same day every week and it can be taken any time with or without food.
Everyone is different but changes you may notice include lower blood sugar levels and better number readings. Some may also experience some weight loss or gain.
A common side-effect may include nausea. Typically this occurs in the first 2-3 days of taking Trulicity and generally subsides after the first two weeks. Some gastrointestinal side effects may include diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and a decrease in appetite. If you suffer from these conditions please contact our clinic.
For more information please ask Dr Estella at your next appointment.