My doctor recommended that I try Victoza for type 2 diabetes and I have declined. I take so many meds for various ailments, and I have tired of medications that seem to have side or long term effects that are worst that the disease it is meant to cure. It frightens me when a med has a black box warning that if I have develop difficulty swallowing, consult a doctor because it may be thyroid cancer. I'll take my chances with diabetes.