How do I take Trulicity (dulaglutide)?

Trulicity (dulaglutide) comes in an easy-to-use injection pen. Pick any day of the week that works best for you and make that your “Trulicity Day!” It’s as easy as uncapping the device, placing the pen on an injection site on your body and unlocking and pressing the auto injector button. After pressing to inject, hold it for 5-10 seconds until you hear the release click. You never see the needle!

Your doctor or pharmacist will help you decide what the best injection site will be for you. Typically this is your stomach, thigh or upper arm. You should change the injection site weekly – either choose a new area or rotate within the same spot. Once used, you can throw away the pen in a sharps disposal container. New pens should be stored in a refrigerator, away from light and in the original box.

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is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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