Type 2 diabetes affects your everyday life

From daily monitoring of blood sugar to manage your A1C to adding exercise and making smart food choices: all of these changes are important for helping you stay healthy. But living with type 2 diabetes means you still need to think about your heart.

KNOW THE FACTS

Type 2 diabetes can increase your risk of dying from a cardiovascular (CV) event, even if your A1C is under control

The Bottom Line: for adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease, JARDIANCE can help save your life from a heart attack or stroke.

The current American Diabetes Association® Standards of Care recommends empagliflozin to reduce the risk of CV death in adults with type 2 diabetes and established CV disease, when added to metformin.

WHY YOUR HEART IS AT RISK

Over time, high blood sugar levels can cause plaque to build up in your blood vessels. This increases your risk of CV disease.

Heart disease, narrowing or blockage of the arteries, and/or a history of CV events like a heart attack or stroke are all forms of CV disease.

Choose the answer you think fits best for each question, and learn how each decision impacts your overall health.

Question 1

Today’s lunch is grilled chicken. What’s the best choice for a side?

  • Steamed broccoli

    Nice job! Steamed vegetables are a great high-fiber, low-carb option that’s packed with nutrients, and low-carb diets can lower A1C. Croutons are high carb—which makes that Caesar less healthy.

  • Caesar salad with the works

    So… Leafy greens: good. Croutons: not so much. Unless they’re made from whole grains, croutons are high on the glycemic index, which can raise your blood sugar. Consider steamed veggies instead. And watch out for store-bought dressings—they often have added sugars. Yes, even the low-fat options.

  • Baked 
    potato

    Ehhh… Avoid starchy vegetables, like white potatoes, that are high on the glycemic index. Nutrient-dense fresh veggies like broccoli are low, making them a better choice.

You’re going to meet with a coworker on the 3rd floor. Your next move?

  • Jump on the next elevator

    Hmmm… let’s think about this. Doctors recommend at least 30 minutes of cardio exercise 5 days a week. So if you’re sitting at a desk all day, take every opportunity to get moving. Taking the stairs or a walking meeting helps you do just that.

  • Take the stairs

    Smart move! Not only does cardio impact weight loss, but staying active has positive mental benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety—great for your heart all around. Every step counts!

  • Suggest a walking meeting outside

    Bravo! Fresh air and exercise? Yes and yes! Just getting up once every half hour to walk around is better than sitting all day.

You’re taking a trip—what is your strategy for managing your diabetes while on the road?

  • Postpone the trip—you’re too stressed

    Get outta here! Stress can wreak havoc on your blood sugar, so you need that R&R. The better bet: make daily exercise—and healthy eating—part of your trip. And keep on top of your blood sugar levels, too.

  • Get back on track once you’re home

    Noooooo! Sometimes it’s hard to get back to your regular routine after a vacation. And over time, unchecked blood sugar levels can lead to serious health risks. So don’t let your getaway ruin all those healthy habits you’ve built—instead, take your routine with you.

  • Pack healthy snacks for the road

    You’re on a roll! Eating high-fiber, low-carb food is good for your blood sugar—so skip the drive-through. Also good for helping lower A1C: H20, so try to drink plenty of water wherever you may roam, especially when you exercise.

    Adding JARDIANCE can help, too.

Time to talk to your doctor. Which of the following will you discuss first, as it carries the most life-threatening risk?

  • My A1C levels and blood sugar

    The runner-up. Successful management of type 2 diabetes involves more than just testing A1C and monitoring blood sugar. When you add a healthy diet, exercise, and the right medications, you reduce the likelihood of serious events in the future.

  • My diet and exercise routine

    Last but not least… Diet and exercise are always important, but it’s poor diet and lack of exercise that increase the risk. Think of them as links in a long chain of factors that impact your overall health—take care of them and you decrease the risk of a serious event.

  • My heart health

    Now we’re talking… While diet and exercise for type 2 diabetes, monitoring A1C, and taking the right medication are all part of a long-term plan, it’s time to talk about your heart. JARDIANCE is the first pill to not only help lower A1C, along with diet and exercise, but also reduce the risk of dying from a CV event for adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease. Now that’s ON IT.

You’re really ON IT today!

Small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in your overall health. But cardiovascular disease is still the #1 killer for adults with type 2 diabetes. By adding JARDIANCE, you can make a big impact, too. Ask your doctor how JARDIANCE can help you.

Start the conversation with your doctor with select topics and questions.

Get your guide

Results with JARDIANCE

Lower risk of CV death for adults who have type 2 diabetes and known heart disease. And, along with diet and exercise, lower A1C. Both in one pill.

See what JARDIANCE can do


Having the talk: you, your doctor, and your health

Talking with your doctor about type 2 diabetes and your heart risk is important. To help get the conversation started, get a select list of questions on a topic of your choice.

Read more

Call a Certified Diabetes Educator—for free*

Start your free* 1-on-1 phone calls with a health professional specializing in diabetes who can answer your questions.

Get support

*Terms and conditions apply

WHAT IS JARDIANCE?

JARDIANCE is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes, and also to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes who have known cardiovascular disease.

JARDIANCE is not for people with type 1 diabetes or for people with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not take JARDIANCE if you are allergic to empagliflozin or any of the ingredients in JARDIANCE.
  • Do not take JARDIANCE if you have severe kidney problems or are on dialysis.

JARDIANCE can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Dehydration. JARDIANCE can cause some people to have dehydration (the loss of body water and salt). Dehydration may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, light-headed, or weak, especially when you stand up. You may be at a higher risk of dehydration if you: have low blood pressure, take medicines to lower your blood pressure, including water pills (diuretics), are on a low salt diet, have kidney problems, are 65 years of age or older.
  • Vaginal yeast infection. Women who take JARDIANCE may get vaginal yeast infections. Talk to your doctor if you experience vaginal odor, white or yellowish vaginal discharge (discharge may be lumpy or look like cottage cheese), and/or vaginal itching.
  • Yeast infection of the penis. Men who take JARDIANCE may get a yeast infection of the skin around the penis, especially uncircumcised males and those with chronic infections. Talk to your doctor if you experience redness, itching or swelling of the penis, rash of the penis, foul smelling discharge from the penis, and/or pain in the skin around the penis.
  • Ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine). Ketoacidosis is a serious condition and may need to be treated in the hospital. Ketoacidosis may lead to death. Ketoacidosis occurs in people with type 1 diabetes and can also occur in people with type 2 diabetes taking JARDIANCE, even if blood sugar is less than 250 mg/dL. Stop taking JARDIANCE and call your doctor right away if you get any of the following symptoms, and if possible, check for ketones in your urine: nausea, vomiting, stomach-area (abdominal) pain, tiredness, or trouble breathing.
  • Kidney problems. Sudden kidney injury has happened in people taking JARDIANCE. Talk to your doctor right away if you reduce the amount you eat or drink, or if you lose liquids; for example, from vomiting, diarrhea, or being in the sun too long.
  • Serious urinary tract infections. Serious urinary tract infections can occur in people taking JARDIANCE and may lead to hospitalization. Tell your doctor if you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection, such as a burning feeling when passing urine, a need to urinate often or right away, pain in the lower part of your stomach or pelvis, or blood in the urine. Sometimes people also may have a fever, back pain, nausea or vomiting.
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If you take JARDIANCE with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as sulfonylurea or insulin, your risk of low blood sugar is higher. The dose of your sulfonylurea or insulin may need to be lowered. Symptoms of low blood sugar may include headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, confusion, irritability, hunger, fast heartbeat, sweating, shaking or feeling jittery.
  • Necrotizing fasciitis. A rare but serious bacterial infection that causes damage to the tissue under the skin in the area between and around your anus and genitals (perineum). This bacterial infection has happened in women and men who take JARDIANCE, and may lead to hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and death. Seek medical attention immediately if you have fever or are feeling very weak, tired or uncomfortable (malaise), and you develop any of the following symptoms in the area between and around your anus and genitals: pain or tenderness, swelling, and redness of skin (erythema).
  • Allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions. Symptoms of serious allergic reactions to JARDIANCE may include: swelling of your face, lips, throat and other areas of your skin, difficulty with swallowing or breathing, raised, red areas on your skin (hives). If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking JARDIANCE and contact your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
  • Increased fats in your blood (cholesterol).

The most common side effects of JARDIANCE include urinary tract infections and yeast infections in females. These are not all the possible side effects of JARDIANCE. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Before you take JARDIANCE, tell your doctor if you have kidney problems. Your doctor may do blood tests to check your kidneys before and during your treatment with JARDIANCE. Also tell your doctor if you have liver problems; have a history of urinary tract infections or problems with urination; are going to have surgery; are eating less due to illness, surgery, or a change in your diet; have or have had problems with your pancreas, including pancreatitis or surgery on your pancreas; drink alcohol very often, or drink a lot of alcohol in the short term (“binge” drinking); have any other medical conditions; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. JARDIANCE may harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while taking JARDIANCE, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed. JARDIANCE may pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby. Do not breastfeed while taking JARDIANCE.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take water pills (diuretics) or medicines that can lower your blood sugar, such as insulin.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088.

For more information, please see Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.

CL-JAR-100026 10.30.18

WHAT IS JARDIANCE?

JARDIANCE is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes, and also to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes who have known cardiovascular disease.

JARDIANCE is not for people with type 1 diabetes or for people with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not take JARDIANCE if you are allergic to empagliflozin or any of the ingredients in JARDIANCE.
  • Do not take JARDIANCE if you have severe kidney problems or are on dialysis.

JARDIANCE can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Dehydration. JARDIANCE can cause some people to have dehydration (the loss of body water and salt). Dehydration may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, light-headed, or weak, especially when you stand up. You may be at a higher risk of dehydration if you: have low blood pressure, take medicines to lower your blood pressure, including water pills (diuretics), are on a low salt diet, have kidney problems, are 65 years of age or older.
  • Vaginal yeast infection. Women who take JARDIANCE may get vaginal yeast infections. Talk to your doctor if you experience vaginal odor, white or yellowish vaginal discharge (discharge may be lumpy or look like cottage cheese), and/or vaginal itching.
  • Yeast infection of the penis. Men who take JARDIANCE may get a yeast infection of the skin around the penis, especially uncircumcised males and those with chronic infections. Talk to your doctor if you experience redness, itching or swelling of the penis, rash of the penis, foul smelling discharge from the penis, and/or pain in the skin around the penis.
  • Ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine). Ketoacidosis is a serious condition and may need to be treated in the hospital. Ketoacidosis may lead to death. Ketoacidosis occurs in people with type 1 diabetes and can also occur in people with type 2 diabetes taking JARDIANCE, even if blood sugar is less than 250 mg/dL. Stop taking JARDIANCE and call your doctor right away if you get any of the following symptoms, and if possible, check for ketones in your urine: nausea, vomiting, stomach-area (abdominal) pain, tiredness, or trouble breathing.
  • Kidney problems. Sudden kidney injury has happened in people taking JARDIANCE. Talk to your doctor right away if you reduce the amount you eat or drink, or if you lose liquids; for example, from vomiting, diarrhea, or being in the sun too long.
  • Serious urinary tract infections. Serious urinary tract infections can occur in people taking JARDIANCE and may lead to hospitalization. Tell your doctor if you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection, such as a burning feeling when passing urine, a need to urinate often or right away, pain in the lower part of your stomach or pelvis, or blood in the urine. Sometimes people also may have a fever, back pain, nausea or vomiting.
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If you take JARDIANCE with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as sulfonylurea or insulin, your risk of low blood sugar is higher. The dose of your sulfonylurea or insulin may need to be lowered. Symptoms of low blood sugar may include headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, confusion, irritability, hunger, fast heartbeat, sweating, shaking or feeling jittery.
  • Necrotizing fasciitis. A rare but serious bacterial infection that causes damage to the tissue under the skin in the area between and around your anus and genitals (perineum). This bacterial infection has happened in women and men who take JARDIANCE, and may lead to hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and death. Seek medical attention immediately if you have fever or are feeling very weak, tired or uncomfortable (malaise), and you develop any of the following symptoms in the area between and around your anus and genitals: pain or tenderness, swelling, and redness of skin (erythema).
  • Allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions. Symptoms of serious allergic reactions to JARDIANCE may include: swelling of your face, lips, throat and other areas of your skin, difficulty with swallowing or breathing, raised, red areas on your skin (hives). If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking JARDIANCE and contact your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
  • Increased fats in your blood (cholesterol).

The most common side effects of JARDIANCE include urinary tract infections and yeast infections in females. These are not all the possible side effects of JARDIANCE. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Before you take JARDIANCE, tell your doctor if you have kidney problems. Your doctor may do blood tests to check your kidneys before and during your treatment with JARDIANCE. Also tell your doctor if you have liver problems; have a history of urinary tract infections or problems with urination; are going to have surgery; are eating less due to illness, surgery, or a change in your diet; have or have had problems with your pancreas, including pancreatitis or surgery on your pancreas; drink alcohol very often, or drink a lot of alcohol in the short term (“binge” drinking); have any other medical conditions; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. JARDIANCE may harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while taking JARDIANCE, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed. JARDIANCE may pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby. Do not breastfeed while taking JARDIANCE.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take water pills (diuretics) or medicines that can lower your blood sugar, such as insulin.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088.

For more information, please see Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.

CL-JAR-100026 10.30.18

Close

You are now leaving a Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) and Lilly USA, LLC (Lilly) site. BIPI and Lilly are not responsible for the way information is processed by sites linked to this one. Please review those sites’ privacy policies and terms of use to understand how your information will be processed. Linking to any other site is at your own risk.

OKCancel