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Which diabetes medicines are thiazolidinediones?

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  • Thiazolidinediones include: Pioglitazone (Actos)
  • Rosiglitazone (Avandia)

They help insulin work better in your muscles or fat tissues. They also let your liver make less sugar.

From: Treatment Options for Diabetes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: “What Are My Options?” “What About Insulin?” “Insulin Basics.”

FDA: "FDA approves Afrezza to treat diabetes."

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Common Questions About Type 2 Diabetes.”

MedlinePlus: “Drug Information: Insulin Human (rDNA Origin) Inhalation.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “What I Need to Know About Diabetes Medicines.”

Scott Isaacs, MD, Atlanta Endocrine Associates.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 11, 2018

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: “What Are My Options?” “What About Insulin?” “Insulin Basics.”

FDA: "FDA approves Afrezza to treat diabetes."

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Common Questions About Type 2 Diabetes.”

MedlinePlus: “Drug Information: Insulin Human (rDNA Origin) Inhalation.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “What I Need to Know About Diabetes Medicines.”

Scott Isaacs, MD, Atlanta Endocrine Associates.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 11, 2018

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