What type of insulin is Trulicity?

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asked Mar 21, 2022 in Other- Health by 168hours (840 points)
What type of insulin is Trulicity?

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answered Mar 22, 2022 by Ultimateredu (2,360 points)
Trulicity is actually not a type of Insulin but instead Trulicity helps your body release the natural insulin your body produces.

Trulicity is not an insulin.

Instead Trulicity works to help your body release natural insulin as your body should.

Trulicity actually mimics the effects of GLP-1 a naturally occurring hormone that stimulates insulin secretion.

Trulicity is only suitable for people with type 2 diabetes who still have functioning insulin-producing cells in their pancreas.

Trulicity helps your body release the insulin it's already making.

 In studies, Trulicity has been proven to lower blood sugar levels.

People taking Trulicity may notice better blood sugar numbers before eating in the morning (fasting blood sugar).

The half-life of Trulicity is about 5 days.

(This means it takes about 5 days for your body to get rid of half of a dose of Trulicity.)

Typically, it takes about 5 half-lives for a drug to leave your system.

So Trulicity will stay in your system for about 25 days after your last dose.

Trulicity can be used with insulin.

The dosage of insulin may need to be reduced.

The combination of Trulicity and insulin increases the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)

Trulicity increases satiety, slows stomach emptying, and increases your body's insulin production.

Metformin generally helps modulate and smooth out your blood sugar levels (by decreasing glucose production in the liver, among other things).

Clinical studies show that Trulicity is just as effective at lowering Hgb-A1C as Bydureon (exenatide) and Victoza (liraglutide).

It's even equivalent to Januvia (sitagliptin) and metformin (Glucophage), other commonly prescribed diabetes drugs, in terms of lowering A1C levels.
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answered Apr 2, 2022 by AngieSmit (24,390 points)
Trulicity is a non-insulin option that helps your body release the insulin it's already making.

Trulicity has been proven to lower blood sugar levels.

People taking Trulicity may notice better blood sugar numbers before eating in the morning (fasting blood sugar).

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