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how does actos (pioglitazone) help my diabetes?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
See below.: Actos (pioglitazone) lowers blood sugar by increasing Insulin sensitivity.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What diabetes meds are good alternatives to actos (pioglitazone)?

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Dr. Richard Scofield
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.

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