For adults with type 2 diabetes, in addition to diet and exercise
I made a lot of changes on my own, but FARXIGA really helped with the big picture.
I’m a proud mother of four children and a grandmother of two. I’m also a hospice nurse and a business owner, so obviously, I’m always busy. When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I could hardly believe it. I never felt sick and didn’t want type 2 diabetes to slow me down, so I just took the medication my doctor prescribed for me and kept living my life as usual. The thing about being a nurse, and I’ll be the first to admit it, is that I am not the most “compliant” patient. I was still working full time at my business, taking nursing shifts on the weekends, and trying to always be there for my family. So, in my mind, I was living an active life, which meant I was pretty healthy.
Finally, my doctor asked, “Jayne, are you really doing everything you can to keep yourself healthy?” I was confused by the question until I started taking my own blood sugar readings, and saw that she was right. Also, my A1C levels were consistently high. I was floored. Honestly, I was embarrassed because here I am, a nurse, giving other people advice, and trying to help other people be healthy, yet I can’t seem to get my own act together. I guess I was in denial the whole time.
As a nurse and a mother, I am always helping others, but it was time for me to help myself.
My doctor suggested I add FARXIGA to my other diabetes medications, and I’m glad I did. He mentioned that I might see some side effects, such as yeast infections, but once I started taking FARXIGA, I saw my A1C numbers start to drop and I was really excited.
Once I saw my numbers start to drop, I decided it was time for me to put my own health first and learn how to truly manage my type 2 diabetes. I cut down on sweets and carbs dramatically and made sure that my children and I started eating a healthy, low-carb breakfast every morning. I also now exercise for 30 minutes every day.
With all the lifestyle changes I made, I even had to go shopping for new clothes and, most of all, I just feel really good. I made a lot of changes on my own, but FARXIGA really helped with the big picture.
FARXIGA is not indicated for weight loss.
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).