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What other meds could I take for diabetes type 2 besides going on insulin?

What other meds could I take for diabetes type 2 besides going on insulin?

Many classes: There are different classes of drugs for type 2 diabetics. Some cannot be used if you have liver or kidney disease. None will work in type 1 dm. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Tip)

Managing Your Child's Diabetes

Proper treatment can stop or control diabetes and reduce the risk of long term problems. ...See more

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What other meds could I take for diabetes type 2 besides going on insulin?

Many classes: There are different classes of drugs for type 2 diabetics. Some cannot be used if you have liver or kidney disease. None will work in type 1 dm. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Tip)

Managing Your Child's Diabetes

Don't expect children to remember to check their blood sugar and give insulin. Even teenagers. ...See more

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Hypoglycemia is common with type 1 diabetes
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Check your blood glucose before and after 2 hours after eating
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Hypoglycemia is likely if the post meal glucose is lower than premeal
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If you do not feel hypo symptoms, consider use of a continuous sensor
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Can sugar alone(from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Can sugar alone(from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Diabetes : Excess sugar can cause elevated sugars and if this is prolonged can put you at risk for diabetes. Drink sugar free instead. It's healthier and you won't gain wait because of excess calories. ...Read more

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Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

More info: What's your hba1c? Metformin is a safe drug and should be the backbone of a type 2 diabetic's regimen. ...Read more