What is liraglutide?
Liraglutide is a prescription drug used to treat type 2 diabetes when diet, exercise, and other forms of medication do not adequately control blood sugar levels. Liraglutide increases the pancreas’ production of insulin to get your type 2 diabetes under control. Not only does liraglutide help manage blood sugar levels, but it can also help patients with type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
Liraglutide is prescribed in conjunction with other treatment measures such as exercise and dietary changes to help patients lose weight and prevent serious complications caused by diabetes.