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In addition to personalized support from your Diabetes Health Coach, you also have access to our support program Cornerstones4Care®, which includes bite-sized, everyday lessons on eating better, moving more, and treating diabetes that you can learn in 5 minutes.

Choose a section below that applies to you to help you move forward and stay on track with Tresiba®.

Your health care provider may have prescribed you Tresiba®, a once-daily, long-acting insulin that controls blood sugar for 24 hours for powerful A1C reductions. Once injected, insulin helps the sugar in your blood get into your cells, providing those cells with energy needed to fuel your body. One of the things that makes Tresiba® different from other long-acting insulins is the slow and steady release that works the way the body’s insulin does.

Any-time-of-day dosing means you don’t have to worry about missing a dose of insulin

If you miss a dose of Tresiba®, you have options! Adults with type 2 diabetes can take once-daily Tresiba® at any time of day, if needed. It’s best to take Tresiba® at the same time every day, but if you miss or delay your regular daily dose, take Tresiba® as soon as you remember, then continue with your regular dosing schedule. Just make sure to leave at least 8 hours between doses.

Important things to remember as you get started

Using your insulin pen

Discover the resources below to help you become comfortable with your Tresiba® FlexTouch®. Before you know it, injecting will become another part of your daily routine!

  • Read the Instructions for Use for details on how to take Tresiba®
  • Call 1-877-246-8910 to talk to a Tresiba® FlexTouch® Pen Specialist from 9 AM to 6 PM (ET) Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) for a free, one-on-one live training session
  • Watch a step-by-step video to learn how to use your Tresiba® FlexTouch® 

Storing Tresiba® FlexTouch® and vialsa

Storage before useb

Store unused Tresiba® FlexTouch® pens and vials in the refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C)

Storage after use (8 weeks)c

Keep at room temperature (below 86°F) or refrigerated for up to 8 weeks

aDo not freeze Tresiba®. Do not use Tresiba® if it has been frozen.
bUnused pens and vials may be used until the expiration date printed on the label, if kept in the refrigerator.
cKeep away from direct heat and light.

Hypoglycemia and type 2 diabetes

When you’re taking insulin, you need to look out for low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia.

  • Ask your health care provider what blood sugar level is considered low for you
  • Be aware of some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia, such as feeling sweaty, hungry, shaky, lightheaded, or dizzy
  • Get to know all the symptoms of low blood sugar. Download a fact sheet »

Why tracking blood sugar matters

Checking and tracking your blood sugar lets you and your health care provider help monitor how Tresiba® is working. Learn about some options to keep track of your blood sugar:

Questions to ask your health care provider about Tresiba®

Always consult your health care provider when starting a new treatment or making changes to your meal plan and activity levels. It is also important to ask questions as you continue taking Tresiba®.

What is my A1C and where do you want it to be?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 2

What digital tools are available to track my blood sugar?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 3

What would be considered “too low” for my blood sugar numbers? 

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 4

Are there any changes I should make to my eating habits and physical activity as I start taking Tresiba®?

Tresiba® provides full 24-hour blood sugar control and only needs to be taken once daily to provide powerful A1C reduction. Tresiba® also has a slow and steady release throughout the day, so it works like the body’s insulin does.   

With type 1 diabetes, taking insulin is an essential part of your daily life. If you have been recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you may have questions. Find out more about type 1 diabetes »

Any-time-of-day dosing means you don’t have to worry about missing a dose of insulin

If you miss a dose of Tresiba®, you have options! It’s best to take Tresiba® at the same time every day, but if you miss or delay your regular daily dose, take Tresiba® as soon as you remember, then continue with your regular dosing schedule. Just make sure to leave at least 8 hours between doses.

Important things to remember as you get started

How to take Tresiba®

You have 2 options for taking your once-daily dose of Tresiba®: the Tresiba® FlexTouch® pen or vial and syringe. Discover the resources below to help you become comfortable taking Tresiba®:

  • 10-mL vial—refer to the Instructions for Use for details on how to take Tresiba®
  • FlexTouch®—call 1-877-246-8910 to talk to a Tresiba® FlexTouch® Pen Specialist from 9 AM to 6 PM (ET) Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) for a free, one-on-one live training session
  • FlexTouch®—learn how to use your Tresiba® FlexTouch® with a step-by-step video »

Storing Tresiba® FlexTouch® and vialsa

Storage before useb

Store unused Tresiba® FlexTouch® pens and vials in the refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C)

Storage after use (8 weeks)c

Keep at room temperature (below 86°F) or refrigerated for up to 8 weeks

aDo not freeze Tresiba®. Do not use Tresiba® if it has been frozen.
bUnused pens and vials may be used until the expiration date printed on the label, if kept in the refrigerator.
cKeep away from direct heat and light.

Hypoglycemia—what to watch out for

When you’re taking insulin, you need to look out for low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia:

  • Ask your health care provider what blood sugar level is considered low for you
  • Be aware of some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia, such as feeling sweaty, hungry, shaky, lightheaded, or dizzy
  • Get to know all the symptoms of low blood sugar. Download a fact sheet »

Need a tool to track your blood sugar?

As you know, keeping track of your blood sugar is an important step to managing your type 1 diabetes. Learn about some options to keep track of your blood sugar:

Personalized support for type 1 diabetes

There’s no need to manage diabetes on your own when you have the support of a Cornerstones4Care® Diabetes Health Coach at no cost! Your Health Coach can help answer your questions one on one, provide healthy eating ideas and tips to help you stay strong, as well as help you stay motivated to set and reach your goals.

Find help with insulin costs

We understand how important it is to have access to the insulin you need to manage your type 1 diabetes. Novo Nordisk has affordability programs for every insurance situation in order to provide support for those who need help.

Questions to ask your health care provider about Tresiba®

Any time you make a change to your treatment plan, like starting on an insulin such as Tresiba®, you should have a conversation with your health care provider. This is important as you continue taking Tresiba® as well. 

What is my target blood sugar range?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 2

What number would be considered too low for my blood sugar?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 3

What should I do to prepare for low blood sugar?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 4

How does Tresiba® work with the rapid-acting insulin I am taking? Is the rapid-acting insulin Fiasp® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL an option for me?

Finding out that your child has diabetes can be difficult. However, with the right treatment plan and care team in place, diabetes is a condition that can be managed. Now that your child’s health care provider has prescribed Tresiba®, you probably want to find out more about this long-acting insulin.

Tresiba® provides full 24-hour blood sugar control and only needs to be taken once a day to provide powerful A1C reduction. It also has a slow and steady release throughout the day, so it works like the body’s insulin does. It is also the only long-acting insulin indicated for use in children who are 1 year of age and older with diabetes.

Important things to remember as your child gets started

Helping your child take Tresiba®

When insulin is a part of your child’s treatment plan, you’ll need to help them learn how to inject. Discover the resources below to help your child get comfortable taking Tresiba®:

  • 10-mL vial—refer to the Instructions for Use for details on how to take Tresiba®
  • FlexTouch®—call 1-877-246-8910 to talk to a Tresiba® FlexTouch® Pen Specialist from 9 AM to 6 PM (ET) Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) for a free, one-on-one live training session
  • FlexTouch®—learn how to use Tresiba® FlexTouch® with a step-by-step video »

Storing Tresiba® FlexTouch® and vialsa

Storage before useb

Store unused Tresiba® FlexTouch® pens and vials in the refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C)

Storage after use (8 weeks)c

Keep at room temperature (below 86°F) or refrigerated for up to 8 weeks

aDo not freeze Tresiba®. Do not use Tresiba® if it has been frozen.
bUnused pens and vials may be used until the expiration date printed on the label, if kept in the refrigerator.
cKeep away from direct heat and light.

Hypoglycemia and children

Low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, is a side effect to look out for with insulin:

  • Ask your child’s health care provider what blood sugar level is considered low for them
  • Be aware of some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia, such as feeling sweaty, hungry, shaky, lightheaded, or dizzy
  • Get to know all the symptoms of low blood sugar. Download a fact sheet »

Help your child track their blood sugar

As you’ve been learning, keeping track of blood sugar is an important step to managing type 1 diabetes. Learn about some options to keep track of your child’s blood sugar:

Get tips for managing your child’s type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes can be a challenging disease, and it will demand a lot of your time and attention. However, we are here to help as your child gets started on a treatment path with Tresiba®. In this handy brochure, you’ll find tips to help you manage your new life as the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes.

Find age-appropriate brochures for every stage of your child’s diabetes

Find help with insulin costs

We know that it can be a struggle to afford insulin and that it is essential for your child to have access to the insulin needed to manage type 1 diabetes. Novo Nordisk has affordability programs for every insurance situation in order to provide support to those who need help.

Questions to ask your child’s health care provider about Tresiba®

Starting your child on a new medication can feel overwhelming, and it is important to have conversations with your child’s health care provider. 

What was my child’s A1C before Tresiba® and what should be our A1C goal after starting on this insulin?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 2

What blood sugar number would be considered too low for my child?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 3

How does Tresiba® work with the rapid-acting insulin my child is taking? Is the rapid-acting insulin Fiasp® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL an option for my child?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 4

Is there anything I should look out for as my child starts taking Tresiba®?

Caring for someone with diabetes may feel challenging, but with the right treatment plan and care team in place, diabetes is a condition that can be managed. Tresiba® provides full 24-hour blood sugar control and only needs to be taken once a day to provide powerful A1C reduction. It also has a slow and steady release throughout the day, so it works like the body’s insulin does.

Any-time-of-day dosing means you don’t have to worry about missing a dose of insulin

If the person you care for misses a dose of Tresiba®, they have options! Adults can take once-daily Tresiba® at any time of day, if needed. It’s best to take Tresiba® at the same time every day, but if your loved one misses or delays their regular daily dose, they can take Tresiba® as soon as they remember, then continue with their regular dosing schedule. They just need to be sure to leave at least 8 hours between doses.

Important things to remember as you help your loved one get started

Injecting Tresiba®

Discover the resources below to help your loved one become comfortable taking Tresiba®:

  • 10-mL vial—refer to the Instructions for Use for information on taking Tresiba® 
  • FlexTouch®—call 1-877-246-8910 to talk to a Tresiba® FlexTouch® Pen Specialist from 9 AM to 6 PM (ET) Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) for a free, one-on-one live training session for you and the person you care for
  • FlexTouch®—learn how to use Tresiba® FlexTouch® with a step-by-step video »

Storing Tresiba® FlexTouch® and vialsa

Storage before useb

Store unused Tresiba® FlexTouch® pens and vials in the refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C)

Storage after use (8 weeks)c

Keep at room temperature (below 86°F) or refrigerated for up to 8 weeks

aDo not freeze Tresiba®. Do not use Tresiba® if it has been frozen.
bUnused pens and vials may be used until the expiration date printed on the label, if kept in the refrigerator.
cKeep away from direct heat and light.

Hypoglycemia—what to look for

Now that someone you care for is taking insulin, it is important to look out for low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia:

  • Ask your loved one’s health care provider what blood sugar level is considered low for them
  • Be aware of some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia, such as feeling sweaty, hungry, shaky, lightheaded, or dizzy
  • Get to know all the symptoms of low blood sugar. Download a fact sheet »

Help your loved one track their blood sugar

Keeping track of blood sugar is an important step to managing diabetes with insulin. Learn about some options to help your loved one keep track of their blood sugar:

Additional resources to help as you care for someone with diabetes

As you start this insulin journey with someone that you are caring for, you’ll want to have helpful information on hand. Download and print or save these resources for a little extra help along the way.

Questions to ask a health care provider about Tresiba®

Managing diabetes with insulin comes with a lot of questions, and it is important to have conversations with the health care provider of the person you are caring for.

What A1C goal should we be aiming for?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 2

What blood sugar level is considered too low and how should we address low blood sugar?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 3

Are there any savings available for Tresiba®?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 4

Are there any eating habits and physical activity changes needed as my loved one starts taking Tresiba®?

What is Tresiba® (insulin degludec injection) 100 U/mL, 200 U/mL?

  • Prescription Tresiba® is a long-acting insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children who are 1 year of age and older with diabetes
  • Tresiba® is not for people with diabetic ketoacidosis
  • It is not known if Tresiba® is safe and effective in children under 1 year of age
  • Tresiba® is available in 2 concentrations: 200 units/mL and 100 units/mL

Tresiba® Important Safety Information

Do not share your Tresiba® FlexTouch® with other people, even if the needle has been changed. Do not share needles or syringes with another person. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.

Who should not take Tresiba®?

Do not take Tresiba® if you:

  • are having an episode of low blood sugar
  • are allergic to Tresiba® or any of the ingredients in Tresiba®

Before taking Tresiba®, tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions, including if you are:

  • pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
  • taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements

Talk to your health care provider about low blood sugar and how to manage it.

How should I take Tresiba®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take Tresiba® exactly as your health care provider tells you to
  • Do not do any conversion of your dose. The dose counter always shows the selected dose in units
  • Know the type and strength of insulin you take. Do not change the type of insulin you take unless your health care provider tells you to
  • Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you choose with each injection to reduce your risk of getting lipodystrophy (pits in skin or thickened skin) and localized cutaneous amyloidosis (skin with lumps) at the injection sites.
    • Do not use the exact same spot for each injection.
    • Do not inject where the skin has pits, is thickened, or has lumps.
    • Do not inject where the skin is tender, bruised, scaly or hard, or into scars or damaged skin.
  • Adults - If you miss or are delayed in taking your dose of Tresiba®:
    • Take your dose as soon as you remember, then continue with your regular dosing schedule
    • Make sure there are at least 8 hours between doses
  • If children miss a dose of Tresiba®:
    • Call the healthcare provider for information and instructions about checking blood sugar levels more often until the next scheduled dose of Tresiba®
  • For children who need less than 5 units of Tresiba® each day, use a Tresiba® U-100 vial
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them
  • Do not reuse or share your needles or syringes with other people. You may give them a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them
  • Never inject Tresiba® into a vein or muscle
  • Never use a syringe to remove Tresiba® from the FlexTouch® pen

What should I avoid while taking Tresiba®?

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how Tresiba® affects you
  • Do not drink alcohol or use prescription or over-the-counter medicines that contain alcohol

What are the possible side effects of Tresiba®?

Tresiba® may cause serious side effects that can be life-threatening, including:

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Signs and symptoms that may indicate low blood sugar include anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness, sweating, confusion, and headache
  • Low potassium in your blood (hypokalemia)
  • Heart failure in some people if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs). This can happen even if you have never had heart failure or heart problems. If you already have heart failure, it may get worse while you take TZDs with Tresiba®. Tell your health care provider if you have any new or worse symptoms of heart failure including shortness of breath, tiredness, swelling of your ankles or feet, and sudden weight gain

Your insulin dose may need to change because of change in level of physical activity or exercise, increased stress, change in diet, weight gain or loss, or illness.

Common side effects may include reactions at the injection site, itching, rash, serious allergic reactions (whole body reactions), skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy), weight gain, and swelling of your hands and feet.

Get emergency medical help if you have trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.

Please click here for Tresiba® Prescribing Information.

Tresiba® is a prescription medication.


 

Fiasp® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL Indications and Usage

What is Fiasp®?

  • Fiasp® is a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.

Fiasp® Important Safety Information

Do not share your Fiasp® with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.

Who should not take Fiasp®?

Do not take Fiasp® if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Before taking Fiasp® tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions including, if you:

  • have kidney or liver problems
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if Fiasp® passes into your breast milk.
  • are taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including supplements.

Talk to your health care provider about low blood sugar and how to manage it.

How should I take Fiasp®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take Fiasp® exactly as your health care provider tells you to.
  • Fiasp® starts acting fast. You should take your dose of Fiasp® at the beginning of the meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.

Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you choose with each injection to reduce your risk of getting pits in skin or thickened skin (lipodystrophy) and skin with lumps (localized cutaneous amyloidosis) at the injection sites.

    • Do not use the exact same spot for each injection.
    • Do not inject where the skin has pits, is thickened, or has lumps.
    • Do not inject where the skin is tender, bruised, scaly or hard, or into scars or damaged skin.
  • If you miss a dose of Fiasp® monitor your blood sugar levels to decide if an insulin dose is needed. Continue with your regular dosing schedule at the next meal.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not reuse or share your needles with other people. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.

What should I avoid while taking Fiasp®?

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how Fiasp® affects you.
  • Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that contain alcohol.

What are the possible side effects of Fiasp®?

Serious side effects can lead to death, including:

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Some signs and symptoms include: anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness or light-headedness, sweating, confusion, and headache.
  • low potassium in your blood (hypokalemia).
  • serious allergic reactions (whole body reactions). Get emergency medical help right away if you have a rash over your whole body; trouble breathing; a fast heartbeat; swelling of your face, tongue or throat; sweating; extreme drowsiness; dizziness, or confusion.
  • heart failure. Taking certain diabetes pills called TZDs (thiazolidinediones) with Fiasp® may cause heart failure in some people. This can happen even if you have never had heart failure or heart problems before. If you already have heart failure it may get worse while you take TZDs with Fiasp®. Your health care provider should monitor you closely while you are taking TZDs with Fiasp®. Tell your health care provider if you have any new or worse symptoms of heart failure including shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, or sudden weight gain.

Your insulin dose may need to change because of:

  • weight gain or loss, increased stress, illness, or change in diet or level of physical activity

Common side effects of Fiasp® may include:

  • skin problems such as eczema, rash, itching, redness and swelling of your skin (dermatitis), reactions at the injection site such as itching, rash, skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy), or weight gain.

Please click here for Fiasp® Prescribing Information.

Fiasp® is a prescription medication.

Look up your cost and a savings offer at MyTresibaCost.com.

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.

If you need assistance with prescription costs, help may be available. Visit www.pparx.org or call 1‑888-4PPA-NOW.

Talk to your health care provider about your diabetes management plan, including diet and exercise.