Type 2 Diabetes - Medications
How medicine helps manage diabetes
Some people with
type 2 diabetes need medicines to help their bodies make insulin, decrease
insulin resistance, or slow down how quickly
their bodies absorb carbohydrate.
You may take no
medicine, one medicine, or a few medicines. Some people need to take medicine
for a short time, while others always need to take medicine. How much medicine
you need depends on how well you can keep your blood sugar within
your target range. You may need more medicine over time, even if you have good control of your blood sugar.
Medicines can help you manage your
type 2 diabetes and other health problems, but only if you
take them correctly. It can be hard to keep track of
when and how to take your medicine, especially if you are taking more than one.
Maybe you aren't sure why you are taking a medicine or if it is working. Or you
might have trouble paying for your medicine. For help, see the topic Quick Tips: Taking Medicines Wisely.