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Victoza and Blood Sugar

Victoza and High Blood Sugar

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 on.
 
In these situations, Victoza and any oral diabetes medications you take 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 symptoms of high blood sugar. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Increased hunger
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting.
     

Managing Blood Sugar While on Victoza

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