Trulicity (dulaglutide) is a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus, a condition in which a person cannot control their blood sugar levels. Trulicity is prescribed as an adjunct therapy to exercise and a healthy diet.
Trulicity is not insulin, but it works to help balance and improve glycemic levels. In other words, this medication works to maintain a health blood glucose level in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
What does Trulicity do to your body?
According to MedlinePlus, a governmental health information portal, Trulicity works by assisting the pancreas in releasing a healthy amount of insulin when the person’s blood sugar levels are high. This medication can also slow the movement of food through the stomach.
Trulicity is an injection and helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus but is not prescribed to patients with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.
What are the side effects of Trulicity?
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