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Sulfonylureas for Type 2 Diabetes
Medication used to control type 2 diabetes
Sulfonylureas are a type of medications used to treat type 2 diabetes. They were the first drug developed to help people better control their blood glucose levels. Learn how sulfonylureas work and if they’re right for you.
Combination Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
Some drugs are combined in one pill
Your doctor may have you take a combination medication if you have type 2 diabetes: this drug will combine multiple medications to help keep your blood glucose level under control.
Repaglinide and Nateglinide for Type 2 Diabetes
Medications that help the pancreas make more insulin
Repaglinide and nateglinide, two medications for type 2 diabetes, were developed in 1997. They stimulate your pancreas to make insulin, and you take them right before a meal.
New Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
Recent developments in diabetes treatment
Researchers are working on better medications to treat type 2 diabetes. Learn about some of the new medications used to control blood glucose levels and prevent diabetes-related complications.
Biguanides for Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes medication that prevents the liver from making more glucose
A diabetes medication used for people with type 2 diabetes, biguanides help lower blood glucose level. It prevents the liver from making more glucose. Get examples of generic and name brand medications.
Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors for Type 2 Diabetes
Medications that help control your blood glucose level
Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors are prescribed for some people with type 2 diabetes. They inhibit your body from breaking down complex carbohydrates, so your blood glucose level doesn’t go as high after eating. Includes special notes on using this drug.
Thiazolidinediones (TZDs or Glitazones) for Type 2 Diabetes
Medications that lower insulin resistance
Thiazolidinediones—often called TZDs or glitazones—can lower your insulin resistance. This medication helps your body use insulin better, which can make it easier to control your blood glucose level when you have type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin
When dietary changes, exercise, and medications don't work
If your type 2 diabetes symptoms can't be controlled with diet, exercise, and oral medications, you may wish to use insulin. Learn more about your options.
Type 2 Diabetes Complications
How to Prevent Short- and Long-term Complications
With type 2 diabetes, you must control your blood glucose level if you want to avoid short- and long-term complications. Hypoglycemia, eye problems (retinopathy), nerve problems (neuropathy), kidney disease, and heart disease can all be prevented.
Type 2 Diabetes FAQ
Quick answers to the most common questions
Get quick answers to the most common questions about type 2 diabetes. Includes links to in-depth articles so that you can get more information about this most common type of diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Eat Well and Exercise
Article describes lifestyle changes, such as eating right and exercising, that can help you prevent type 2 diabetes.
Introduction: Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
Medication Options to Help Control Your Blood Glucose Level
People with type 2 diabetes may need to take medications to help control their blood glucose level. There are many options, and this article explains the basics of what’s available, including the newest medications.
Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise
Exercise Makes It Easier to Control Your Diabetes
When you have type 2 diabetes, you must exercise. You probably heard that the day you were diagnosed. Learn what kinds of exercise to do and how to stick with an exercise plan so that you can better control of your diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes: Tips to Lose Weight Successfully
The benefits of weight loss, especially if you were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, may actually be able to reverse the disease; for others, it will reduce the risks of common but serious complications.
With type 2 diabetes, the benefits of eating better can help you manage your weight, reduce your needs for meds, and control your glucose levels.
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors
What Risk Factors Do You Have?
Read up on the risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes to know your risk level. Genetics, ethnicity, other health problems, and lifestyle choices can all put you more at risk for getting type 2 diabetes.

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