Insulin helps move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. Liraglutide works by helping the pancreas release the right amount of insulin when blood sugar levels are high. Liraglutide is a medication approved by the FDA in 2014 and used to treat diabetes type 2 and obesity. It may be used with exercise and diet for chronic weight management in adult patients.
Liraglutide injection also slows the emptying of the stomach and may decrease appetite and cause weight loss.