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Diabetes Drugs

The following are some of the diabetes drugs available in the U.S.:

Actos (pioglitazone)

Amaryl (glimepiride)

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The Dangers of Prediabetes

Colleen Schultz was stunned to learn that her blood sugar level was high during a routine doctor visit in the fall of 2010. Though she did not have diabetes, her results were in the prediabetes range. "I was very upset," says Schultz, a drapery fabricator in Voorheesville, N.Y. "It was depressing thinking I was falling apart. I didn't want to take medications for the rest of my life." Her doctor gave her a prescription, which Schultz tried and then decided she'd rather focus on her doctor's other...

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Avandia (rosiglitazone)

Byetta (exenatide)

DiaBeta (glyburide)

Glucophage (metformin)

Glucovance (glyburide and metformin)

Glynase (glyburide)

Glyset (miglitol)

Humalog (insulin lispro)

Insulin Isophane

Invokana (canaglifozin)

Januvia (sitagliptin)

Kazano (alogliptin and metformin)

Lantus (insulin glargine)

Nesina (alogliptin)

NovoLog (insulin aspart)

Onglyza (saxagliptin)

Oseni (alogliptin and pioglitazone)

Prandin (repaglinide)

Precose (acarbose)

Starlix (nateglinide)

Tanzeum (albiglutide)

Tradjenta (Linagliptin)

Victoza (liraglutide)

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Kimball Johnson, MD on September 27, 2012

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People who experience hypoglycemia several times in a week should call their health care provider. It's important to monitor your levels each day so you can make sure your numbers are within the range. If you are pregnant always consult with your health care provider.

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However, it's important to continue to track your numbers so that you can make lifestyle changes if needed. If you are pregnant always consult with your physician.

Your level is high if this reading was taken before eating. Aim for 70-130 before meals and less than 180 two hours after meals.

Even if your number is high, it's not too late for you to take control of your health and lower your blood sugar.

One of the first steps is to monitor your levels each day. If you are pregnant always consult with your physician.

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