A 46-year-old member asked:
how does actos (pioglitazone) help my diabetes?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
See below.: Actos (pioglitazone) lowers blood sugar by increasing Insulin sensitivity.
A 39-year-old member asked:
What diabetes meds are good alternatives to actos (pioglitazone)?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Diabetology 33 years experience
That's complicated: There are many possible alternatives. Which one is chosen depends on many factors including how long one has had diabetes, how well it is currently controlled, concerns about weight gain, concerns about hypoglycemia, other medical problems. Time for a converation with your doctor.
Last updated Jun 25, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.