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Januvia and Blood Sugar

High Blood Sugar and Januvia

Even in people with well-controlled diabetes, high blood sugar is possible. For example, fever, infections, injury, or surgery can temporarily increase blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, regardless of the medicine they are taking. In these situations, Januvia may not be enough to treat your diabetes, and the use of insulin may be required. Contact your healthcare provider if you have a fever, infection, injury, or will be having surgery. Also, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately if you notice any possible high blood sugar symptoms. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Increased hunger
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting.

Januvia and Managing Blood Sugar

Low and high blood sugar levels are problems that may occur in some people taking Januvia and can cause serious or even life-threatening complications. Prevention is the best treatment. Therefore, people taking Januvia should be aware that low blood sugar (if they are taking Januvia with another diabetes medication) or high blood sugar levels are possibilities. They should know the possible signs and symptoms of high and low blood sugar and know what to do if these symptoms occur. Finally, it is important that anyone with diabetes know how to check his or her blood sugar levels.
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