Overview of Type 2 Diabetes Therapies

Overview of Type 2 Diabetes Therapies

If you have type 2 diabetes, chances are your doctor has recommended lifestyle changes to improve your blood glucose control. But what happens when diet and exercise aren’t enough? When diabetes medications are needed, health care providers generally have many...
Metformin

Metformin

Who? Metformin is a commonly recommended initial medication for patients with type 2 diabetes who have mild to moderately uncontrolled blood glucose. In addition, it is sometimes used to prevent diabetes in patients who are at risk of developing the disease (though it...
Sulfonylureas and Meglitinides

Sulfonylureas and Meglitinides

Who? Sulfonylureas and meglitinides are recommended for persons with type 2 diabetes who have poorly controlled blood glucose levels. On average, most patients find that their Hb A1c levels drop by up to 1.5% on these medications. What? Oral tablets –...
DPP-IV Inhibitors

DPP-IV Inhibitors

Who?DPP-IV inhibitors are recommended for patients with type 2 diabetes who have poorly controlled blood glucose and high Hb A1c levels. On average, most patients find that their A1c levels drop by 0.5-1.0% on these medications.What?Oral tabletsA few types of DPP-IV...
GLP-1 Agonists

GLP-1 Agonists

Who?GLP-1 agonists, also known as incretin mimetics, are recommended for persons with type 2 diabetes who have poorly controlled blood glucose and high Hb A1c levels. On average, most patients find that their HbA1c levels drop by as much as 0.5-1.5% on these...
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