Receiving Januvia Patient Assistance for Diabetes Care
Januvia is prescribed to people that have type 2 diabetes if changing their diet and increasing exercise is not enough to ease symptoms. Januvia can be used with other diabetes medication to help manage blood sugar levels, but is not prescribed for patients with type 1 diabetes. Januvia patient assistance is offered to members of our prescription assistance program so that those with type 2 diabetes are able to afford needed medication.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Patients diagnosed with diabetes have a hard time digesting and utilizing sugar in the body. Without the proper metabolism of sugar, the body cannot run properly. Insulin is a naturally produced hormone that makes sure that sugar is utilized by cells. Those with type 2 diabetes cannot either produce enough insulin for their body to function properly or are immune to the effects of insulin. Because of this, insulin injections do not help type 2 diabetics. Januvia works by regulating insulin levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Patterns of Type 2 Diabetes
There is no cure for type 2 diabetes, and doctors are still not sure what exactly causes it. Even though there is still much unknown about type 2 diabetes, we do know that there are potential risks that give a person higher chance of type 2 diabetes based on patient records. These risk factors include:
- Age: Most people with type 2 diabetes are over the age of 45. This may be caused by less exercise and poor diet, since the percentage of type 2 diabetes is growing in obese children.
- Genetics: There is a higher chance of type 2 diabetes for those that have a direct family member with the disease.
- Obesity: Risk is higher for diabetes in those that are overweight, since fatty cells have a harder time using insulin correctly.
Effects of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes can go unnoticed or is often ignored if the symptoms are manageable. If left untreated, the disease leads to other major complications. These short and long-term effects include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Irreversible eyesight damage
- Feet blisters
- Kidney disease
- Hearing loss
- Skin infections
Treating Type 2 Diabetes
Although diabetes is not yet curable, there are ways to manage the disease. Healthy eating, increased exercise, blood sugar awareness, and prescription medications give diabetes patients ways to manage the effects and symptoms of diabetes. Januvia is taken orally once a day with a meal. If your doctor prescribes you with Januvia, he/she believes that along with healthy diet and exercise, it will help manage your blood sugar levels.
Januvia Patient Assistance
If your doctor has prescribed you with Januvia, there are medication discounts available to you through our prescription assistance programs. Advocate My Meds was designed to help patients like you afford their medications. If you would like Januvia patient assistance, enroll in our discount program on our website.