When used in combination with a proper diet and exercise, Jentadueto may be an effective treatment for adults with type 2 diabetes. This prescription drug works to control blood sugar levels in several ways, such as increasing insulin production and decreasing the amount of glucose that the liver produces. Using Jentadueto can help prevent complications caused by diabetes, such as heart disease and kidney failure.
What Is Jentadueto Used For?Jentadueto™ (linagliptin/metformin) is a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. It should be used in combination with appropriate changes in diet and exercise to help control blood sugar levels. This medication is not appropriate for treating type 1 diabetes.
Using Jentadueto for Type 2 DiabetesType 2 diabetes is the most common type (see Diabetes Types). It is also sometimes called adult-onset diabetes or noninsulin-dependent diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the cells of the body do not respond to insulin as well as they normally should. As a result, these cells do not sufficiently remove sugar from the blood. This is why people with type 2 diabetes have high blood sugar levels.
Over time, high blood sugar can lead to a number of problems, including diabetic impotence, diabetic neuropathy, kidney failure, and heart disease (see Diabetes Complications). The cause of type 2 diabetes is not fully understood, although it is known that obesity and genetics play an important role.