What is Trulicity (dulaglutide)?

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Trulicity (dulaglutide) is an FDA-approved medication for people with type 2 diabetes. The drug is a taken as a simple, once-a-week injection. You can take it by itself or along with other diabetes medications. It's used along with healthy eating habits and regular exercise. 

Trulicity is a type of medication called a GLP-1 analog. It works in many ways to help you stay healthy and keep your blood sugar under control. Unlike other available diabetes medications, Trulicity has little risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and may even help you lose weight. 

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Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

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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