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A 50-year-old female asked:

Can a type 1 diabetic take victoza (liraglutide) along with their regular insulin therapy as a add on treatment ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No. Needs research.: Liraglutide (victoza (liraglutide)), is a non-insulin medicine that is currently only approved for use by adults with type 2 diabetes. A study by us researchers suggested that the drug may be beneficial for certain patients with type 1 diabetes, when used together with insulin. The study was on a small group of patients, so bigger studies will need to be done to see if victoza (liraglutide) really helps.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Discuss with ur doc: This is what we considered non labeled use but a few small studies have shown that victoza (liraglutide) can be effective in type 1 diabetics. It works by suppressing glucagon during a meal thereby preventing elevation of blood sugar.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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