For adults with type 2 diabetes, in addition to diet and exercise
Life is full of ups and downs, but I’m finally glad to say that my sugar is stable.
If you’re like Jack and over the age of 65, taking FARXIGA may put you at a higher risk for dehydration (loss of body water and salt), which may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, lightheaded, or weak, especially upon standing up (orthostatic hypotension).
My life has been full of ups and downs, mostly ups, but at 83, I’ve learned how to handle everything life throws at me, including my experience with type 2 diabetes.
I was diagnosed at 82 years old. My primary care doctor noticed my blood sugar was always high. She gave me a meter, and I started taking my own blood sugar readings.
After a series of high readings, it was clear that I was definitely diabetic, so I was prescribed metformin, which did not agree with my body. I was feeling dizzy and weak.
My doctor suggested that we try something new and prescribed FARXIGA for me. I’m glad she did. After taking FARXIGA, I started to feel like myself again.
Because of my different health issues, I try to do everything I can to take care of myself. My wife and I grow our own vegetables in our garden and we try to eat as much organic food as possible.
I really don’t care much for sweets, but when I got my diagnosis, it was hard for me to give up white potatoes and bread, which I needed to do because they make my blood sugar levels spike. I now meet with a nutritionist—who is wonderful—once a month, and I’ve learned a lot from her. She’s told me horror stories about other people with type 2 diabetes who don’t comply with their doctors’ recommendations. They don’t take their readings consistently and their blood sugar levels are through the roof, which could put them in danger. I couldn’t imagine not doing what I need to do to manage my type 2 diabetes, and letting it hold me back from the things I love—photography, my garden, my wife, and my five grandchildren.
I hope my story inspires people to do the right things to manage their health, including their type 2 diabetes.
These stories represent the personal experiences of actual FARXIGA patients. The opinions expressed are their own, based on their own experiences, and will not relate to everyone with type 2 diabetes. Please consult your doctor, as these testimonials are not substitutes for medical advice.
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The most common side effects of FARXIGA include yeast infections of the vagina or penis, and changes in urination, including urgent need to urinate more often, in larger amounts, or at night.
FARXIGA is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
FARXIGA should not be used to treat people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine).