Live smart with diabetes
Taking glucose-lowering medications is a very important part of taking control of your diabetes and living a longer, healthier life. The medications that may be prescribed by your doctor will depend on the type of diabetes you have.
For type 1 diabetes, insulin is always needed to replace what your body no longer produces.
Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition. Although this condition may be manageable in the beginning through diet and exercise, medications will likely be added to help aid the body as diabetes progresses. Eventually insulin replacement may be needed if your body does not respond to other medications.
Combinations are a great way to receive the benefits of multiple medications and have less pills to take! However, these medications are typically reserved until you become stable on multiple medications. Ask your pharmacist or doctor if there is an available combination medication based on the medications you are taking and if one would be right for you!