What medicines are used to treat type 2 diabetes?

Oral and injectable. In the US, there are 11 classes of meds approved for t2 diabetes. The most commonly used oral meds are Metformin (which help lower glucose from liver), sulfonylureas and glinides (which increase insulin production), TZDs (lower Insulin resistance) and DPP-4 inhibitors (increase insulin, lower liver glucose). Common injectables are insulin and GLP-1 agonists (like DPP-4 inh but also lower weight).
Oral and Insulin. Both oral medications and Insulin are used to treat type 2 diabetes. Usually, an oral medication is started first, and if it fails, then Insulin is used. Common oral medications used include biguanides (e.g. Metformin), sulfonylureas (e.g. Glipizide), meglitinides, thiazolidinediones, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, and dpp-4 inhibitors. See: http://sgoti.Ws/penwmy.

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Can tinospora be used to treat type 2 diabetes?

A tincture of Tino. Unfortunately in this country there isn't enough research to support such use. This botanical has anti-inflammatory properties and is used for diabetes management overseas but its effects and method of action are not well understood. Without sound evidence to support its use here, you're better off losing weight if obese, eating healthier foods and exercising. Exercise is always good medicine. Read more...

What motivators help treat type 2 diabetes in children?

Many. Many are concerned about their appearance so weight gain can be talked about. Not wanting to get sick and be heathy enough to participate in sports is another good one. Most are too immature to understand or care about future complications though they sure should be discussed especially ones they would care about and understand like loss of a limb or sight . Read more...

Are there any prescription medications to treat type 2 diabetes?

RX's for diabetes. Yes! there are about 13 different categories of meds to treat diabetes. More are being developed as well. Read more...
Lots. There's lots of medications to control diabetes. Start with a good healthy diet, low in carbs, lose weight (if you are overweight). If your diabetes is mild enough, you may not even need medications. Good luck! Read more...

How does an insulin pump treat type 2 diabetes?

Very well. An Insulin pump works by delivering a steady rate of Insulin into your system. As you eat, you can give yourself periodic boluses of insulin, similar to the injections you would normally give yourself. Generally the pump is thought to give better control than individual injections. However, you still have to do your part by eating right and exercising. Read more...
Provides insulin. Some type 2 diabetics can achieve control with just diet, some with pills and some with insulin. If your type 2 diabetes requires Insulin for glucose control, a pump is an excellent way of achieving it. Read more...

What are some natural drugs for type 2 diabetes?

Natural drug are... Weight reduction of 7-10 lbs and exercising daily 45 minutes each day. Are you game? Nothing else is effective as a "natural agent" to prevent or treat diabetes. Sorry. Read more...

What are effective combinations of drugs to help with type 2 diabetes?

There are many.... However, in most cases the best initial combination of medications to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus is metformin and Glipizide and the combination is available in a combination pill called metaglip (glipizide and metformin). Another good combination is metformin and Glyburide available in a combination pill called glucovance. Read more...
Many options. It all depends on your risk factors, h/o heart trouble, stroke, neuropathy, retinopathy, kidney problems, weight but at the present time, we're very concerned about weight gain so the best combination for me is something that does not induce weight gain or better yet, can induce weight loss. Good combination is thus metformin + either victoza/byetta/bydureon or januvia/tradjenta/onglyza. Read more...

What would you say are most effective drugs in treating type 2 diabetes?

Many. There are a number medicines which are affective for diabetes. Therapy is tailored to the individual because what may work for one person may not work as well for another. So always d/w your doctor which medicine is best for you and what are the risk and benefits of the medicine. Read more...