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Levemir® FlexPen®

> Can be used by children as young as 2 years old with type 1 diabetes
> Is Pregnancy Category B
> Can be used in combination with a GLP-1 therapy and diabetes pill

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Tips on Diabetes for Caregivers

Diabetes is a family affair

Diabetes can touch every part of a person’s life. From the foods you eat and the sorts of physical activity you need to your emotional health, everything is affected. This is why when a family member is diagnosed with diabetes, it can feel like your whole family has diabetes.

To help your loved one manage their diabetes, you or your family may choose to adopt a healthier diet. You may also be more motivated to do more physical activities as a group. Because it helps you and your loved one think more deeply about health overall, diabetes may even help bring your family closer together.

Living with someone managing diabetes

You’re a “caregiver” whether you help someone manage his or her diabetes full time, or just offer a good friend occasional emotional support. As a caregiver, you may want to learn all you can about diabetes, including diabetes pills, insulin therapies, hypoglycemia, meal planning, and exercise.

Selected Important Safety Information

What are the possible side effects of Levemir®?

• Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), including when too much is taken. Some symptoms include sweating, shakiness, confusion, and headache. Severe low blood sugar can cause unconsciousness, seizures, and death.

• Other side effects include injection site reactions (like redness, swelling, and itching), skin thickening or pits at the injection site, if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) possible heart failure, and weight gain.

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