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what is pharmacotherapy for diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: There are currently 14 drug classes (including insulins) to treat diabetes with many more to come in the coming years. It's too much to list in 400 words.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Meds which ↓Sugar: Though most also create additional problems. Sulfonylurea meds response ? within 1-2 yrs & accelerate dm, they & esp. Insulin can easily drive blood sugar too low. Many others. The best agents currently available are the glp-1 analogues, victoza (liraglutide) & bydureon. Also symlin (makes Insulin more effective without too ?blood sugar) plus these ?apatite & ?wt. Loss. Sglt2 inhibitor likely approved soon.

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What causes anemia in people with diabetes?

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