A 50-year-old female asked:
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can a type 1 diabetic take victoza (liraglutide) along with their regular insulin therapy as a add on treatment ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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