Tresiba® is the only long-acting insulin to help improve blood sugar for type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children as young as 1 year old

CHILDREN AND TRESIBA®

Tresiba® is the only long-acting insulin approved for type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children as young as 1

Tresiba® is the only long-acting insulin approved for type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children as young as 1 year old and may help improve their blood sugar

Some things you should know about children with diabetes and Tresiba®

Tresiba® releases slow and steady, and works the way your body's insulin does
Around-the-clock blood sugar control

Tresiba® is a long-acting insulin that provides around-the-clock blood sugar control.

Tresiba® FlexTouch® has no push-button extension
 Tresiba® FlexTouch®

Tresiba® FlexTouch® has no push-button extension. 

Tresiba® Instant Savings Card
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If eligible, the Tresiba® Instant Savings Card could help you save. Pay as little as $15 per prescription for up to 24 months.a

aMaximum savings of $500 per prescription. Eligibility and other restrictions apply.

Tresiba® and type 1 and type 2 diabetes

The number of children and adolescents with diabetes in the US is growing, and we want to support them with treatment options. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are different in many ways. Below is a quick breakdown with some stats and facts. You can also find more information about Tresiba® for your child by downloading this brochure.

Type 1

  • An autoimmune disorder (your body makes little or no insulin because of an overactive immune system)
  • 5-10% of people (adults and children) with diabetes have type 1
  • Treatments must include insulin

Type 2

  • A metabolic disorder (your body prevents the insulin it makes from working right and/or may not make enough insulin)
  • 90-95% of people (adults and children) with diabetes have type 2
  • Treatments may include insulin

Tresiba® as part of a basal-bolus insulin therapy

Children with diabetes may need help controlling blood sugar with 2 insulins:

  • A long-acting (basal) insulin controls blood sugar between meals and during sleep. Tresiba® is a long-acting insulin
  • A fast-acting (bolus) insulin controls blood sugar when you eat. It’s often called mealtime insulin or bolus insulin

Your child’s treatment plan could include basal-bolus insulin therapy, which uses both insulins to closely mimic the body’s normal insulin release.

You’re not alone

There are organizations that can help you find more specific information and resources if you or your child have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Click on the logos below to learn more about diabetes.

American Diabetes Association®
JDRF for type 1 diabetes research
Children with Diabetes®
Diabetes Research Institue Foundation®
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Cornerstones4Care® features diabetes information, videos, downloadable books, recipes, interactive trackers, the Diabetes Health Coach, and more.

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aMaximum savings of $500 per prescription. Eligibility and other restrictions apply.