Type 2 diabetes happens when your body does not make enough insulin or when your body cannot make use of the insulin properly. There are many types of medicines available to control Type 2 diabetes.
You might need to take more than 1 medicine to control your condition. It is important to take your medicine regularly as prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist. Otherwise, the medicine may not work, cause unwanted side effects, or result in harm to your body.
The common groups of diabetes medicines are listed below:
Sulphonylureas help the pancreas to release more insulin
Meglitinides help the pancreas to release more insulin
Biguanides help the body to use insulin better and decrease the amount of sugar made by the liver
a - glucosidase inhibitors help to stop the quick rise in blood sugar after a meal
DPP-IV inhibitor help to increase insulin release after a meal and decrease amount of sugar made by the liver
SGLT-2 inhibitors remove excess sugar from the body through the urine.
Insulin replace insulin in the body
Please click here to learn more about the medicines prescribed under the different groups stated above, possible side effects, and what you need to take note of when taking the medicine.
More Information on Insulin
People born with diabetes have what is known as Type 1 Diabetes. This condition can be managed through the use of insulin injections.
Some Type 2 Diabetes patients also use insulin to control their condition.
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