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Resources

In addition to diet and exercise, to improve glycemic control in adult patients with type 2 diabetes. Not for type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.

For additional support, we've provided resources that include two types of tools: A glucose conversion guide for your practice, and for your patients, a daily tracker and lifestyle tips — which you can share during office visits. 

RESOURCES TO SHARE WITH YOUR PATIENTS

The following resources are designed to help your adult patients with type 2 diabetes. Encourage them to take advantage of these resources to help with the road ahead.

 
VISIT TRADJENTA.COM
Direct your patients to tips and resources for a healthier lifestyle, including:
  • Healthy activities
  • Healthy eating tips
  • Meal makeovers
  • Recipes
 
DAILY TRACKER

Encourage patients to use the TRADJENTA Daily Tracker prior to their next appointment. This lifestyle tool helps patients track their diet and exercise habits for a 2-week period and encourages them to bring the tracker in for discussion with you and/or your staff.

By providing a real-world glimpse into patients’ habits, this resource is designed to facilitate a productive, solution-oriented discussion for both you and your patients.

Additional Printable Resources

StrategiesForChronicCare.com

A wide variety of tools and educational resources for patients are available on the Strategies for Chronic Care website.

Other Resources

The following links contain an abundance of information and useful resources for your patients with type 2 diabetes.

AHA Diabetes Resources

The American Heart Association offers a wealth of helpful tools and resources for patients with type 2 diabetes.

CDC DIABETES CENTER

The Center for Disease Control provides a broad range of information, management tips, and resources specifically designed for people struggling with type 2 diabetes.

RESOURCES FOR YOUR PRACTICE

The following resource is meant to help you and your practice when treating type 2 diabetes.

Glucose Conversion Guide

Translate A1C into glucose

A1C to estimated average glucose (eAG conversion)1*†‡

eAG (mg/dL) = (A1C × 28.7) – 46.7
A1C (%) = (eAG + 46.7) ÷ 28.7

AIC into Glucose Level Conversion Chart

Download a Printable Version

 

*For educational purposes only.

 

†Data represent estimated averages.

 

‡Calculated estimated average glucose reflects values over the preceding 3 months.

 

Reference: 1. Nathan DM, Kuenen J, Borg R, Zheng H, Schoenfeld D, Heine RJ for the A1c-Derived Average Glucose Study Group. Translating the A1C assay into estimated average glucose values. Diabetes Care. 2008;31(8):1473-1478.

 

Read about dosing for this single-strength
DPP-4i for your adult patients with T2DM

 

Explore A1C reductions in adult patients with T2DM and renal impairment

Important Safety Information  

CONTRAINDICATIONS

TRADJENTA is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity reaction to linagliptin, such as anaphylaxis, angioedema, exfoliative skin conditions, urticaria, or bronchial hyperreactivity.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis, including fatal pancreatitis, has been reported in patients taking TRADJENTA. Take careful notice of potential signs and symptoms of pancreatitis and, if suspected, promptly discontinue and initiate appropriate management. It is unknown whether patients with a history of pancreatitis are at increased risk for the development of pancreatitis while using TRADJENTA.

Indication and Important Limitations of Use  

TRADJENTA is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

TRADJENTA should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.

TRADJENTA has not been studied in patients with a history of pancreatitis, and it is unknown if using TRADJENTA increases the risk of developing pancreatitis in these patients.

Heart Failure

Heart failure has been observed with two other members of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor class. Consider the risks and benefits of TRADJENTA in patients at risk for heart failure, such as those with a prior history of heart failure and a history of renal impairment. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms. Advise patients of the symptoms of heart failure and to immediately report such symptoms. If heart failure develops consider discontinuation of TRADJENTA.

Use with Medications Known to Cause Hypoglycemia

The use in combination with insulin or insulin secretagogues (e.g., sulfonylurea) increases the risk of hypoglycemia. A lower dose of insulin or insulin secretagogue may be required.

Hypersensitivity Reactions

Serious hypersensitivity reactions have been reported in patients treated with TRADJENTA including anaphylaxis, angioedema, and exfoliative skin conditions. Onset of these reactions occurred within the first 3 months after initiation of treatment, with some occurring after the first dose. If a serious hypersensitivity reaction is suspected, discontinue, assess for other potential causes for the event, and institute alternative treatment for diabetes.

Angioedema has also been reported with other DPP-4 inhibitors. Use caution in a patient with a history of angioedema to another DPP-4 inhibitor because it is unknown whether such patients will be predisposed to angioedema with TRADJENTA.

Severe and Disabling Arthralgia

Severe and disabling arthralgia has been reported in patients taking DPP-4 inhibitors. Consider linagliptin as a possible cause for severe joint pain and/or disabling arthralgia and discontinue, if appropriate.

Bullous Pemphigoid

There have been reports of bullous pemphigoid requiring hospitalization in patients taking DPP-4 inhibitors. Tell patients to report development of blisters or erosions. If bullous pemphigoid is suspected, discontinue TRADJENTA.

Macrovascular Outcomes

There have been no clinical studies establishing conclusive evidence of macrovascular risk reduction with TRADJENTA.

MOST COMMON ADVERSE REACTIONS (≥5%)

Nasopharyngitis, hypoglycemia (when used in combination with sulfonylurea)

DRUG INTERACTIONS

The efficacy of TRADJENTA may be reduced when administered in combination with a strong P-gp or CYP3A4 inducer. Alternative treatments should be used.

USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

Use during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Exercise caution when administering to a nursing woman.

CL-TJ-100001 8.21.17

Please see Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.

Important Safety Information  

CONTRAINDICATIONS

TRADJENTA is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity reaction to linagliptin, such as anaphylaxis, angioedema, exfoliative skin conditions, urticaria, or bronchial hyperreactivity.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis, including fatal pancreatitis, has been reported in patients taking TRADJENTA. Take careful notice of potential signs and symptoms of pancreatitis and, if suspected, promptly discontinue and initiate appropriate management. It is unknown whether patients with a history of pancreatitis are at increased risk for the development of pancreatitis while using TRADJENTA.

Indication and Important Limitations of Use  

TRADJENTA is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

TRADJENTA should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.

TRADJENTA has not been studied in patients with a history of pancreatitis, and it is unknown if using TRADJENTA increases the risk of developing pancreatitis in these patients.

Heart Failure

Heart failure has been observed with two other members of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor class. Consider the risks and benefits of TRADJENTA in patients at risk for heart failure, such as those with a prior history of heart failure and a history of renal impairment. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms. Advise patients of the symptoms of heart failure and to immediately report such symptoms. If heart failure develops consider discontinuation of TRADJENTA.

Use with Medications Known to Cause Hypoglycemia

The use in combination with insulin or insulin secretagogues (e.g., sulfonylurea) increases the risk of hypoglycemia. A lower dose of insulin or insulin secretagogue may be required.

Hypersensitivity Reactions

Serious hypersensitivity reactions have been reported in patients treated with TRADJENTA including anaphylaxis, angioedema, and exfoliative skin conditions. Onset of these reactions occurred within the first 3 months after initiation of treatment, with some occurring after the first dose. If a serious hypersensitivity reaction is suspected, discontinue, assess for other potential causes for the event, and institute alternative treatment for diabetes.

Angioedema has also been reported with other DPP-4 inhibitors. Use caution in a patient with a history of angioedema to another DPP-4 inhibitor because it is unknown whether such patients will be predisposed to angioedema with TRADJENTA.

Severe and Disabling Arthralgia

Severe and disabling arthralgia has been reported in patients taking DPP-4 inhibitors. Consider linagliptin as a possible cause for severe joint pain and/or disabling arthralgia and discontinue, if appropriate.

Bullous Pemphigoid

There have been reports of bullous pemphigoid requiring hospitalization in patients taking DPP-4 inhibitors. Tell patients to report development of blisters or erosions. If bullous pemphigoid is suspected, discontinue TRADJENTA.

Macrovascular Outcomes

There have been no clinical studies establishing conclusive evidence of macrovascular risk reduction with TRADJENTA.

MOST COMMON ADVERSE REACTIONS (≥5%)

Nasopharyngitis, hypoglycemia (when used in combination with sulfonylurea)

DRUG INTERACTIONS

The efficacy of TRADJENTA may be reduced when administered in combination with a strong P-gp or CYP3A4 inducer. Alternative treatments should be used.

USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

Use during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Exercise caution when administering to a nursing woman.

CL-TJ-100001 8.21.17

Please see Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.