Real RYBELSUS® Stories

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Many people are finding ways to help manage their type 2 diabetes and get their A1C down. Discover their inspiring stories and ask your healthcare provider if once-daily RYBELSUS®, along with diet and exercise, can help lower your blood sugar.

I want to be a role model for my children and ensure that they know the importance of putting their health first.

— Nikki

I love staying active. My favorite activities are hiking, swimming, and practicing yoga on a regular basis.

— Sunny

I enjoy focusing on my work and on planning my wedding. In my free time I love taking my dog, Jasmine, for walks.

— Troy

I adore sharing my passion for art. My favorite thing about making art is seeing the joy that it brings to people.

— Carolyn

Nikki manages her type 2 diabetes, while being a nurse, military wife, and a mother of two

Point in diabetes journey

  • Nikki, mid 40s, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes over a year ago
  • She started her type 2 diabetes treatment by taking metformin, along with making changes to her lifestyle by eating healthier and adding more exercise, but it didn't help her gain the blood sugar control that she wanted

I was motivated to take charge of my health and be a role model for my children…I was determined to find a medication that would work for me.”

— Nikki


Who is Nikki?

  • Nikki works hard as a nurse, military wife, and nurturing mom
  • She's also a passionate tennis player who enjoys playing with her tennis group

Why RYBELSUS®?

  • Nikki’s doctor recommended RYBELSUS® because it is a pill that, along with diet and exercise, helps reduce blood sugar
  • Now, having been on RYBELSUS® for several months, she’s improved her A1C and even lost some weighta with the help of changing her diet and exercise routine
  • In a 6-month study, adults with an average starting A1C of 8.3% lowered their A1C by an average of b:
    • 1.0% on 7 mg of RYBELSUS®
    • 1.3% on 14 mg of RYBELSUS®
    • 0.8% on 100 mg of a leading branded pill
  • In the same comparison study, people who weighed an average of 200 pounds, on average, lost arounda,b:
    • 4.8 pounds on 7 mg of RYBELSUS®
    • 6.8 pounds on 14 mg of RYBELSUS®
    • 1.3 pounds on 100 mg of a leading branded pill

aRYBELSUS® is not a weight-loss drug. Individual results may vary. While many people in medical studies lost weight, some did gain weight.

bResults are from a 6-month medical study of 1864 adults with type 2 diabetes that compared 7 mg RYBELSUS® and 14 mg RYBELSUS® with 100 mg JANUVIA®, the leading branded pill, when both were added to 1 or 2 diabetes pills.

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With RYBELSUS®, I lowered my blood sugar, which helps me better manage my type 2 diabetes."

— Nikki


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  • RYBELSUS® Connect text support helped Nikki create and maintain a RYBELSUS® routine

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Nikki managed to get her A1C down, do you need to do the same?
Ask your healthcare provider about RYBELSUS®.

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Sunny is finding balance as a yoga instructor and taking control of her blood sugar

Point in diabetes journey

  • Sunny, who’s in her 50s, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes over 2 years ago
  • When Sunny's doctor told her she had type 2 diabetes, she felt like she had failed. She was aware of her family history of diabetes and had taken steps to help avoid it
  • Sunny tried metformin and other oral medications, but none of it helped in getting her blood sugar in control

Who is Sunny?

  • Sunny is a positive person who enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle
  • She especially enjoys working as a yoga instructor and takes pride in being a “roller-skate ringleader” in her group

You can’t heal a body that you aren’t at peace with, and I finally feel at peace with my own. I’m happy to go out and do joyful activities—it’s huge for me.”

— Sunny


Why RYBELSUS®?

  • Sunny started taking RYBELSUS® and incorporated a healthy diet and more exercise into her routine as recommended by her doctor
  • Her doctor prescribed once-daily RYBELSUS® to help her lower her A1C
  • She integrates RYBELSUS® into her daily routine, taking it when she first wakes up on an empty stomach with a sip of water, 30 minutes before eating, drinking, or taking any other oral medications or vitamins
    • She takes RYBELSUS® with no more than 4 oz of plain water

See how RYBELSUS® lowered A1C in a study

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Resources & Support

  • Sunny appreciates that RYBELSUS® Connect text support sends her reminder messages to take her pill in the morning
  • A Diabetes Health Coach helped her set up an alarm and reminder messages to keep her on schedule as well

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I love the patient support program. I wish I had this level of support in everything I do! It helps keep me motivated.”

— Sunny

Like Sunny, it may be time for a new treatment plan.
Talk to your healthcare provider about RYBELSUS®.

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Troy is spending time with his fiancé and dog and aiming to get his A1C to goal

Point in diabetes journey

  • Troy, mid 40s, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes over 8 years ago
  • When his A1C was at its highest, Troy decided it was time to make a change. He was determined to make better food choices and to exercise more
  • To help get him to his A1C goal, Troy’s healthcare provider added RYBELSUS® to his diabetes treatment plan, including healthy eating and increased physical activity

Who is Troy?

  • Troy is focusing on reinstating his real estate license and planning his wedding with his fiancé, Peter
  • He is also pleased to continue his hobby of collecting artifacts and antiques with his helpful dog, Jasmine, sniffing around for the undiscovered

Why RYBELSUS®?

  • Metformin and other diabetes medications, along with diet and exercise, did not get him to his A1C goal
  • Troy initially took the 3 mg starter dose for 1 month so his body could get used to RYBELSUS®, and then moved to the 7 mg dose for the following month
  • At Troy's next visit with his doctor it was determined that he needed additional A1C control, so his doctor recommended that he increase his dose to RYBELSUS® 14 mg

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Now that I have a diabetes treatment plan that works for me, I feel like I can manage this.”

— Troy


Resources & Support

  • Troy loves the inspirational quotes that he receives from the RYBELSUS® Patient Support Program, as they help keep him motivated
  • He’s also thankful for the RYBELSUS® Connect text message reminders that assist him in staying on track with his current RYBELSUS® routine

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I have used other services like this, but this is different. It gives me personalized support I haven’t received from other programs.”

— Troy

RYBELSUS® is a good fit for Troy—is it for you?
Talk to your healthcare provider about RYBELSUS®.

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Carolyn is passionate about art and is driven to lower her blood sugar

Point in diabetes journey

  • Carolyn, who’s in her 50s, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes over 20 years ago
  • She had been taking metformin and other oral medications for many years, but was still unable to control her A1C
  • Hoping to lower her A1C, Carolyn did some research and discovered RYBELSUS® for herself before talking to her doctor about the medication

From my personal experience, you can manage type 2 diabetes with the help of your healthcare provider and the right treatment plan.”

— Carolyn


Who is Carolyn?

  • Carolyn is showing her true colors as an impassioned painter
  • One of her favorite activities is sharing her canvas paintings with others to enhance the positivity in their lives

Why RYBELSUS®?

  • Carolyn's previous diabetes pills were not getting her to her A1C goal
  • She found some research that showed once-daily RYBELSUS® significantly lowered blood sugar and A1C
  • She spoke to her doctor and decided to start taking RYBELSUS® along with diet and exercise
  • Carolyn is a self-proclaimed “routine person,” taking RYBELSUS® at 7 AM every day on an empty stomach with a sip of water, 30 minutes before eating, drinking, or taking any other oral medications or vitamins
    • She takes RYBELSUS® with no more than 4 oz of plain water

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Everyone’s results will be different, but when I started on RYBELSUS®, my A1C was 8% and now I’m down to below 7%.”

— Carolyn


Resources & Support

  • Carolyn appreciates the text reminders from RYBELSUS® Connect, as they help reinforce her early morning routine and motivate her to stay consistent in her treatment

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Need to improve your blood sugar control like Carolyn?
Ask your healthcare provider if RYBELSUS® is right for you.

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Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about RYBELSUS®?

RYBELSUS® may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Possible thyroid tumors, including cancer. Tell your healthcare provider if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In studies with rodents, RYBELSUS® and medicines that work like RYBELSUS® caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer. It is not known if RYBELSUS® will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people

Do not use RYBELSUS® if:

  • you or any of your family have ever had MTC, or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2)
  • you have had a serious allergic reaction to semaglutide or any of the ingredients in RYBELSUS®. See symptoms of serious allergic reaction in "What are the possible side effects of RYBELSUS®?"

Important Safety Information (cont'd)

Before using RYBELSUS®, tell your healthcare provider if you have any other medical conditions, including if you:

  • have or have had problems with your pancreas or kidneys
  • have a history of vision problems related to your diabetes
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RYBELSUS® will harm your unborn baby. You should stop using RYBELSUS® 2 months before you plan to become pregnant. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to control your blood sugar if you plan to become pregnant or while you are pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RYBELSUS®

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. RYBELSUS® may affect the way some medicines work and some medicines may affect the way RYBELSUS® works.

How should I take RYBELSUS®?

  • Take RYBELSUS® exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to
  • Take RYBELSUS® by mouth on an empty stomach when you first wake up with a sip of plain water (no more than 4 ounces)
  • Do not split, crush, or chew. Swallow RYBELSUS® whole
  • After 30 minutes, you can eat, drink, or take other oral medicines
  • If you miss a dose of RYBELSUS®, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule

What are the possible side effects of RYBELSUS®?

RYBELSUS® may cause serious side effects, including:

  • inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis). Stop using RYBELSUS® and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You may feel the pain from your abdomen to your back
  • changes in vision. Tell your healthcare provider if you have changes in vision during treatment with RYBELSUS®  
  • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Your risk for getting low blood sugar may be higher if you use RYBELSUS® with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include: dizziness or lightheadedness, blurred vision, anxiety, irritability or mood changes, sweating, slurred speech, hunger, confusion or drowsiness, shakiness, weakness, headache, fast heartbeat, and feeling jittery
  • kidney problems (kidney failure). In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration), which may cause kidney problems to get worse. It is important for you to drink fluids to help reduce your chance of dehydration
  • serious allergic reactions. Stop using RYBELSUS® and get medical help right away, if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; problems breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or feeling dizzy; or very rapid heartbeat

The most common side effects of RYBELSUS® may include nausea, stomach (abdominal) pain, diarrhea, decreased appetite, vomiting, and constipation. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are most common when you first start RYBELSUS®.

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What is RYBELSUS®?

RYBELSUS® (semaglutide) tablets 7 mg or 14 mg is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes.

  • RYBELSUS® is not recommended as the first choice of medicine for treating diabetes
  • It is not known if RYBELSUS® can be used in people who have had pancreatitis
  • RYBELSUS® is not for use in people with type 1 diabetes
  • It is not known if RYBELSUS® is safe and effective for use in children under 18 years of age

Please see Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for RYBELSUS®.

RYBELSUS® is a prescription medication.

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.

 

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about RYBELSUS®?

RYBELSUS® may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Possible thyroid tumors, including cancer. Tell your healthcare provider if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In studies with rodents, RYBELSUS® and medicines that work like RYBELSUS® caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer. It is not known if RYBELSUS® will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people

Do not use RYBELSUS® if:

  • you or any of your family have ever had MTC, or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2)
  • you have had a serious allergic reaction to semaglutide or any of the ingredients in RYBELSUS®. See symptoms of serious allergic reaction in "What are the possible side effects of RYBELSUS®?"

Important Safety Information (cont'd)

Before using RYBELSUS®, tell your healthcare provider if you have any other medical conditions, including if you:

  • have or have had problems with your pancreas or kidneys
  • have a history of vision problems related to your diabetes
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if RYBELSUS® will harm your unborn baby. You should stop using RYBELSUS® 2 months before you plan to become pregnant. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to control your blood sugar if you plan to become pregnant or while you are pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with RYBELSUS®

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. RYBELSUS® may affect the way some medicines work and some medicines may affect the way RYBELSUS® works.

How should I take RYBELSUS®?

  • Take RYBELSUS® exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to
  • Take RYBELSUS® by mouth on an empty stomach when you first wake up with a sip of plain water (no more than 4 ounces)
  • Do not split, crush, or chew. Swallow RYBELSUS® whole
  • After 30 minutes, you can eat, drink, or take other oral medicines
  • If you miss a dose of RYBELSUS®, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule

What are the possible side effects of RYBELSUS®?

RYBELSUS® may cause serious side effects, including:

  • inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis). Stop using RYBELSUS® and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You may feel the pain from your abdomen to your back
  • changes in vision. Tell your healthcare provider if you have changes in vision during treatment with RYBELSUS®  
  • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Your risk for getting low blood sugar may be higher if you use RYBELSUS® with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include: dizziness or lightheadedness, blurred vision, anxiety, irritability or mood changes, sweating, slurred speech, hunger, confusion or drowsiness, shakiness, weakness, headache, fast heartbeat, and feeling jittery
  • kidney problems (kidney failure). In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration), which may cause kidney problems to get worse. It is important for you to drink fluids to help reduce your chance of dehydration
  • serious allergic reactions. Stop using RYBELSUS® and get medical help right away, if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; problems breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or feeling dizzy; or very rapid heartbeat

The most common side effects of RYBELSUS® may include nausea, stomach (abdominal) pain, diarrhea, decreased appetite, vomiting, and constipation. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are most common when you first start RYBELSUS®.

What is RYBELSUS®?

RYBELSUS® (semaglutide) tablets 7 mg or 14 mg is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes.

  • RYBELSUS® is not recommended as the first choice of medicine for treating diabetes
  • It is not known if RYBELSUS® can be used in people who have had pancreatitis
  • RYBELSUS® is not for use in people with type 1 diabetes
  • It is not known if RYBELSUS® is safe and effective for use in children under 18 years of age

Please see Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for RYBELSUS®.

RYBELSUS® is a prescription medication.

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.

 

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