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Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Diabetes: There are many different medicines that treat diabetes. Type 1 diabetes requires insulin. Type 2 diabetes responds well to weight loss/diet/exercise ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Many: There are 19 different classes of diabetes drugs including insulin and oral agents. These meds can be used aline or in combination to lower glucose le ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Which type?: There are different types of diabetes. People with type 1 need Insulin right away. Type 2 patients can start with oral meds, such as metformin. Other ... Read More
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Dr. Jennie Law
14 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: Every medication has its own pros and cons, and the risk-benefit relationship changes depending on the patient. So the best diabetes med for you may b ... Read More
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many options: I assume you have type 2 diabetes. In this day and age, the best diabetes medications are those that do not cause you to gain weight or retain fluids. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Diet: Consult your pcp.
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Watch out in changes: You should always discuss changes in diet with your physician before doing the changes. He is the one that can guide you through it. When you start to ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Several: Depends on your weight , renal function and how high your bs is running. Metformin could be first option if renal function is okay and bs is not very ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
33 years experience Endocrinology
Avoid complications!: Medications for diabetes work to keep your blood sugar as close to normal as possible, helping you avoid complications which can come from chronically ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Long term problem: Some people with type 2 diabetes can get off of medication after weight loss and substantial changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle. However, diabet ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Diet: No alternative medications will out perform a proper diabetic diet and exercise.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Chinese medicine: Would be the best additional medical treatment. Do not stop any medicines you are on. Add the additional help and see how your body improves over time ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
None: There are no alternative therapies that can effectively treat diabetes.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Sleepy: Sound like he needs an evaluation. Although he needs his blood sugars checked he could have electrolyte problem or endocrine problem. I do not know ... Read More
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