- 1 How many units of TRESIBA should I take?
- 2 When should TRESIBA insulin be given?
- 3 What does TRESIBA do for diabetes?
- 4 Can TRESIBA be taken twice a day?
- 5 Should Tresiba be taken at night?
- 6 Where is the best place to inject Tresiba?
- 7 Is Tresiba a good insulin?
- 8 How quickly does Tresiba work?
- 9 Is 80 units of Tresiba a lot?
- 10 Can Tresiba be taken with metformin?
- 11 What is an alternative to Tresiba?
- 12 What happens if you stop taking Tresiba?
- 13 Does tresiba affect your kidneys?
- 14 Can you overdose on tresiba?
How many units of TRESIBA should I take?
The recommended starting dose of TRESIBA in insulin naïve patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus is 10 units once daily.
When should TRESIBA insulin be given?
When should you take Tresiba? Since Tresiba is active for 42 hours post-injection, it does not have the same limitations as other long-acting insulin for when you take it. According to the manufacturer instructions that come with the medication, adults can take Tresiba at any time of the day.
What does TRESIBA do for diabetes?
Tresiba (insulin degludec injection) is a long-acting human insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus.
Can TRESIBA be taken twice a day?
No, Tresiba shouldn’t be used twice per day. Tresiba should be used once daily to manage blood sugar levels in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Tresiba is a long-acting insulin that helps regulate your blood sugar levels between meals and overnight.
Should Tresiba be taken at night?
Dosing Flexibility: Tresiba can be taken at any time throughout the day – for example, 8 am on Monday, 12 pm on Tuesday, and 7 am on Wednesday. The insulin lasts for an impressive 42 hours (at least), and doses must be taken at least eight hours apart.
Where is the best place to inject Tresiba?
Inject TRESIBA® subcutaneously into the thigh, upper arm, or abdomen. Rotate injection sites within the same region from one injection to the next to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)].
Is Tresiba a good insulin?
In a review of these studies, Tresiba and insulin glargine (the type of insulin in Lantus) were found to be equally effective at improving blood sugar levels in adults and in children with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
How quickly does Tresiba work?
Tresiba (insulin degludec) is a long-acting insulin that starts to work several hours after injection and keeps working evenly for 24 hours. Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
Is 80 units of Tresiba a lot?
Prescribing Tresiba. When sending prescribing information, be sure to specify the right formulation of Tresiba® for your patients: The U-100 pen has a maximum dose of 80 units per injection and is dosed in 1-unit increments. The U-200 pen has a maximum dose of 160 units per injection and is dosed in 2-unit increments.
Can Tresiba be taken with metformin?
Can you take Tresiba (insulin degludec) and metformin together? Tresiba (insulin degludec) can be taken with other oral diabetes medications, like metformin, if your blood sugar level needs better control.
What is an alternative to Tresiba?
You may want to talk to your doctor about other long-acting insulins like Lantus, Basaglar, Toujeo and Levemir. While the retail prices of these alternatives may not be significantly less expensive than Tresiba, depending on your insurance coverage, some might cost less under your plan.
What happens if you stop taking Tresiba?
If you stop using Tresiba® Do not stop using your insulin without talking to your doctor. If you stop using your insulin, this could lead to a very high blood sugar level and ketoacidosis (a condition with too much acid in the blood), see advice in section 4 ‘Too high blood sugar’.
Does tresiba affect your kidneys?
Kidney or liver disease. Tresiba can cause low blood sugar levels. If you have kidney or liver problems, the risk for low blood sugar levels may be higher. If you have either of these conditions, your doctor may need to adjust your dose of Tresiba.
Can you overdose on tresiba?
What happens if I overdose (Tresiba, Tresiba FlexTouch)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1- 800-222-1222. Insulin overdose can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia.