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You're on a journey that goes beyond today

Sometimes the future looks bright. Sometimes it can be a little confusing. Get tips that could help you manage your type 2 diabetes moving forward.

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Become an eggs-pert at meal prep

Freeze. Eat. Enjoy.

Be sure to speak with your healthcare provider before making changes to your diet and exercise. And remember to take any medications you've been prescribed exactly as directed.

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Best meat & potatoes
breakfast cups

Freeze the individual cups after they're prepared for a grab-and-go breakfast that's perfect at home or in the office. To freeze most dishes, simply cool completely and pop into airtight containers.

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Get moving—keep moving

No matter where you are with your fitness, it's possible you may be facing challenges. New to fitness? You may be finding it hard to get started. Already working out? You might be noticing that your motivation comes and goes. So, here a few ways to help you get and stay in gear.

Be sure to speak with your healthcare provider before making changes to your diet and exercise. And remember to take any medications you've been prescribed exactly as directed.

Do a workaround

Feel a slump after work? Try walking during lunch or working out in the morning. Remember, increasing your physical activity can actually increase your energy.

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Interesting facts that may help manage your blood sugar

Be sure to speak with your healthcare provider before making changes to your diet and exercise. And remember to take any medications you've been prescribed exactly as directed.

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Good morning, breakfast

Going without a morning meal can increase blood sugar during the day, including after lunch and dinner. So, try not to skip breakfast, it's an important meal!

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Drink it in

Dehydration means less water in your body. And not drinking enough liquids can raise blood sugar. In fact, people living with diabetes get dehydrated more quickly. Drinking water is a great zero-calorie way to keep hydrated each day.

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Getting real about goals

How you approach setting doctor-approved type 2 diabetes goals for eating and exercise can make all the difference in reaching them. It's important to be both specific and realistic about what you want to do. If your aim is to eat more vegetables, try starting with a smaller, more concrete goal, such as: I'm going to snack on cucumber sticks instead of potato chips 3 times a week.

Once you've set your goals, the next step is to make a plan for achieving them. Try using a diabetes management app on your phone or tablet. These apps let you track how you're doing over time and can help you feel like you're taking charge of your health.

Keeping a journal tips

Note to self: You can do this!

Once you've set realistic diet and fitness goals, keeping up with them for the next month or year can be a challenge. Writing things down can help.

  • First, make sure you check with your healthcare provider about the specific lifestyle changes you want to make, the goals you have set or would like to set, and how to go about it
  • You know yourself best, so think about things that can help you stay on track. Maybe it's creating a weekly meal plan or taking a walk around the block 3 times a week
  • Making changes is a step-by-step process, that's where writing things down comes in. It doesn't matter if you use an app on your phone or pen and paper. Whatever works best for you is fine

Write down:

Your action plan. This is simply the ways you want to work on your lifestyle goals in the coming year. Set out goals for 3-, 6-, and 12-month check-ins.

Your thoughts. If you are feeling stuck, slip up on your action plan, have experienced successes, or if you are feeling an emotion you can't pinpoint, writing about it can help you identify patterns, determine what you're feeling, understand your strengths and challenges, and/or point toward possible solutions.

Positivity. Write a letter, note, or simply a Post-it to yourself. Write exactly those things that will make you smile and pick you up. Read your notes in the future and get an encouraging reminder to keep moving in the right direction.

Staying on top of your diet and fitness goals can help keep your blood sugar in check. But remember, changing habits takes time, so be patient with yourself.

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Did you know, you can be the change?

You know diabetes. You've seen its impact on your family and your community—one generation after the next.

The good news is that the lifestyle changes you're making can help you—and your family. Here are some tips for passing along healthy habits to your loved ones:

  • Make new traditions:
    Your family looks up to you. By finding new, healthier family lifestyle choices you will help pass along habits that could help prevent type 2 diabetes
  • Play together:
    Teach your children or grandchildren how fun movement is. Go for a nature walk. Play tag. Turn household chores into a game, like racing to see who can finish first
  • Share the facts:
    Let your friends and loved ones know that what they do makes a difference. Healthy habits can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Be a role model:
    Did you know that children are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables if their parents do? Keep setting a healthy example. When you stay on track with nutrition and fitness, you're helping to inspire your children and their children to build healthy habits of their own

Important factors in managing your type 2 diabetes include any diabetes medications you may have been prescribed, what you eat and drink, and your physical activity. Before starting any new diet or exercise, always talk to a member of your diabetes care team—remember, they are there to help!

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Warnings -

Mounjaro may cause tumors in the thyroid, including thyroid cancer. Watch for possible symptoms, such as a lump or swelling in the neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. If you have any of these symptoms, tell your healthcare provider.

  • Do not use Mounjaro if you or any of your family have ever had a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC).
  • Do not use Mounjaro if you have Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).
  • Do not use Mounjaro if you are allergic to it or any of the ingredients in Mounjaro.

Mounjaro may cause serious side effects, including:

Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Stop using Mounjaro 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.

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Your risk for getting low blood sugar may be higher if you use Mounjaro 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 light-headedness, sweating, confusion or drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, shakiness, fast heartbeat, anxiety, irritability, or mood changes, hunger, weakness and feeling jittery.

Serious allergic reactions. Stop using Mounjaro 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, and very rapid heartbeat.

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.

Severe stomach problems. Stomach problems, sometimes severe, have been reported in people who use Mounjaro. Tell your healthcare provider if you have stomach problems that are severe or will not go away.

Changes in vision. Tell your healthcare provider if you have changes in vision during treatment with Mounjaro.

Gallbladder problems. Gallbladder problems have happened in some people who use Mounjaro. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get symptoms of gallbladder problems, which may include pain in your upper stomach (abdomen), fever, yellowing of skin or eyes (jaundice), and clay-colored stools.

Common side effects

The most common side effects of Mounjaro include nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, and stomach (abdominal) pain. These are not all the possible side effects of Mounjaro. Talk to your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or doesn’t go away.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects. You can report side effects at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Before using Mounjaro

  • Your healthcare provider should show you how to use Mounjaro before you use it for the first time.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider about low blood sugar and how to manage it.
  • If you take birth control pills by mouth, talk to your healthcare provider before you use Mounjaro. Birth control pills may not work as well while using Mounjaro. Your healthcare provider may recommend another type of birth control for 4 weeks after you start Mounjaro and for 4 weeks after each increase in your dose of Mounjaro.

Review these questions with your healthcare provider:

  • Do you have other medical conditions, including problems with your pancreas or kidneys, or severe problems with your stomach, such as slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems digesting food?
  • Do you take other diabetes medicines, such as insulin or sulfonylureas?
  • Do you have a history of diabetic retinopathy?
  • Are you pregnant, plan to become pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed? It is not known if Mounjaro will harm your unborn baby or pass into your breast milk.
  • Do you take any other prescription medicines or over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, or herbal supplements?

How to take

  • Read the Instructions for Use that come with Mounjaro.
  • Use Mounjaro exactly as your healthcare provider says.
  • Mounjaro is injected under the skin (subcutaneously) of your stomach (abdomen), thigh, or upper arm.
  • Use Mounjaro 1 time each week, at any time of the day.
  • Do not mix insulin and Mounjaro together in the same injection.
  • You may give an injection of Mounjaro and insulin in the same body area (such as your stomach area), but not right next to each other.
  • Change (rotate) your injection site with each weekly injection. Do not use the same site for each injection.
  • If you take too much Mounjaro, call your healthcare provider or seek medical advice promptly.

Learn more

Mounjaro is a prescription medicine. For more information, call 1-833-807-MJRO (833-807-6576) or go to www.mounjaro.com.

This summary provides basic information about Mounjaro but does not include all information known about this medicine. Read the information that comes with your prescription each time your prescription is filled. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about Mounjaro and how to take it. Your healthcare provider is the best person to help you decide if Mounjaro is right for you.


Mounjaro® and its delivery device base are registered trademarks owned or licensed by Eli Lilly and Company, its subsidiaries, or affiliates.


Mounjaro® (mown-JAHR-OH) is an injectable medicine for adults with type 2 diabetes used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose).

  • It is not known if Mounjaro can be used in people who have had inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Mounjaro is not for use in people with type 1 diabetes. It is not known if Mounjaro is safe and effective for use in children under 18 years of age.