Top Drugs for Diabetes

Top Drugs for Diabetes

Diabetes drugs help people with diabetes achieve and maintain target blood sugar levels. Controlling blood sugar levels can delay or prevent complications from the disease, including heart disease, kidney damage, and vision loss.

Insulin Medications

Insulin replaces the natural hormone, insulin, that is lacking in people with diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes must use insulin, but some people with type 2 diabetes also need it.
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Non-Insulin Injectable Medications

Non-insulin injectable drugs are not insulin. They work on other hormone pathways to change the way the body processes food and glucose.
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Non-Insulin Medications

Non-insulin drugs treat type 2 diabetes. They have various ways of working, including increasing insulin production and decreasing insulin resistance.
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