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People like you have found their 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®.

New to Insulin
New to Insulin
Meet Lindy

She’s ready for the next step

Lindy has been taking daily diabetes medicines for years but has always struggled to reach her A1C goal.

Currently on Insulin
Currently on Insulin
Meet Greg

He’s switching insulins

Greg takes long-acting insulin to control his high blood sugar, but at his age, he’s at greater risk for lows.

Taking Tresiba®
Taking Tresiba®
Meet Carlos

He’s taking Tresiba®

Now that managing his type 2 diabetes is a priority, Carlos is doing more to lower his blood sugar.

Lindy, Greg, and Carlos are not actual patients.

Tresiba® Reason Role Model

Lindy wants to be there for her family

Lindy has tried a couple of different diabetes medicines, but she hasn’t been able to reach her A1C goal

Lindy was nervous about injections, but the features of the Tresiba® FlexTouch® pen have helped her feel more confident about taking an injection

Lindy was concerned about managing the cost of insulin until she learned how her commercial insurance and a savings card could help

Tresiba® Reason Fresh Start

Greg is counting down to retirement

As a person with type 2 diabetes, Greg doesn’t want to have to stop for multiple daily injections when he hits the road with his wife

With an unscheduled future, Greg is concerned about taking his current insulin every day at the same time. What if he oversleeps?

Since his age puts him at greater risk for low blood sugar, Greg needs a long-acting insulin that releases all day and night like the body’s insulin

Tresiba® Reason Fresh Start
Tresiba® Reason Lowering A1C

Carlos is focused on lowering his A1C

Carlos confidently rocks his granddaughter late at night, knowing his once-daily Tresiba® injection releases slow and steady for a full 24 hours

Carlos appreciates the Tresiba® FlexTouch® pen when he travels since it lasts 8 weeks once opened and doesn’t need to be refrigerated

He takes advantage of the support he gets with Tresiba®, like informational emails and one-one-one calls with a Certified Diabetes Educator

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Mandy's story

39 years old  |  Type 1  
Busy mother

As the working mom of a toddler, Mandy has a lot to manage. Her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes didn’t make things easier. In 2016, Mandy and her doctor reviewed her goals and decided on Tresiba® to help manage her blood sugar.

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Mandy is a paid Novo Nordisk spokesperson and uses Tresiba® to manage her type 1 diabetes.

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Mandy is a paid Novo Nordisk spokesperson and uses Tresiba® to manage her type 1 diabetes.

Rick’s story

60 years old  |  Type 2  
Enjoys the outdoors

After his diagnosis with type 2 diabetes, Rick tried several treatments. Then, when his wife was diagnosed, they worked together to improve their diet and get educated. Rick and his doctor reviewed his numbers, talked about his goals, and decided on Tresiba® as a part of his treatment plan.

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Rick is a paid Novo Nordisk spokesperson and uses Tresiba® to manage his type 2 diabetes.

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Rick is a paid Novo Nordisk spokesperson and uses Tresiba® to manage his type 2 diabetes.

Susan's story

52 years old  |  Type 1  
Earning her master's

Susan has lived with type 1 diabetes for almost 50 years, and it has also touched her family. She works very closely with her doctor to continuously ensure her treatment plan makes the most sense for her.

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Susan is a paid Novo Nordisk spokesperson and uses Tresiba® to manage her type 1 diabetes.

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Susan is a paid Novo Nordisk spokesperson and uses Tresiba® to manage her type 1 diabetes.

What’s your Tresiba® reason?

People with diabetes everywhere are finding their reason to take control of their blood sugar with Tresiba®. If you are one of these people, we’d love to hear about your experience with Tresiba®.

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Selected 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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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Tresiba® is a prescription medication.

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.