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Find your Tresiba® reason

Managing diabetes can be a daily struggle, but many people are finding the inspiration to take control of their blood sugar. Their stories could help you find your reason to ask about Tresiba®.

Get to know Will, Derek, and Clare and hear their Tresiba® stories.

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New to Insulin

Meet Will

He’s ready for the next step

Will has been taking daily diabetes medicines for his type 2 diabetes for years but has always struggled to reach his A1C goal. He is ready to take the next step in his treatment to get his A1C under control.

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Currently on Insulin

Meet Derek

He’s starting insulin treatment

Derek was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and is a little embarrassed. With the Tresiba® FlexTouch® pen, Derek takes his insulin once daily.

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Taking Tresiba®

Meet Clare

She’s taking Tresiba®

With an active lifestyle, managing type 1 diabetes has always been difficult for Clare. Now that she is taking Tresiba®, Clare is more confident with the 24-hour control it provides.

Will, Derek, and Clare are not actual patients and their stories are for illustrative purposes.

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Will is ready to get serious about his blood sugar goals

Will has tried a couple of different medicines for his type 2 diabetes, but he hasn’t been able to reach his A1C goal

He was nervous about injections, but the features of the Tresiba® FlexTouch® pen have helped him feel more confident in being able to complete the injections

Will was concerned about managing the cost of insulin until he learned how his commercial insurance and a savings card could help

Tresiba® Reason Fresh Start

Derek wants to be a regular teenager

As a teenager with type 2 diabetes, Derek doesn’t want to have to stop the fun with multiple daily injections

With a busy schedule, Derek’s parents are concerned about him taking insulin every day at the same time

Derek needs a long-acting insulin that releases all day and night like the body’s insulin

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Tresiba® Reason Lowering A1C

Clare is determined not to let type 1 diabetes slow her down

Clare confidently stays up late at night enjoying time with her friends, knowing her once-daily Tresiba® injection releases slow and steady for a full 24 hours

Clare appreciates the Tresiba® FlexTouch® pen when she travels since it lasts 8 weeks once open and it fits easily into her purse

She takes advantage of programs offered by Tresiba®, like informational emails and one-on-one calls and texts with a Diabetes Health Coach through Cornerstones4Care®

What’s your Tresiba® reason?

People with diabetes everywhere are finding their reason to take control of their blood sugar with Tresiba®. Complete a quick form and we may consider you to be a patient ambassador.

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Tresiba® (insulin degludec) injection Indication and Important Safety Information

What is Tresiba®?

  • 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 (increased ketones in the blood or urine)
  • 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

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 (hypoglycemia)
  • have an allergy 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
  • 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
  • Tresiba® can be injected under the skin (subcutaneously) of your upper legs (thighs), upper arms, or stomach area (abdomen).
  • 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.

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 dizziness, light-headedness, sweating, confusion, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, shakiness, fast heart beat, anxiety, irritability, mood changes, and hunger.
  • 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 serious allergic reactions (whole body reactions), reactions at the injection site, skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy), itching, rash, swelling of your hands and feet, and weight gain.

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.

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