Diabetes medication


Diabetes medication refers to drugs that are used to help control blood sugar levels in individuals with diabetes. There are several types of diabetes medications, including:

  1. Metformin – a commonly used oral medication for type 2 diabetes
  2. Sulfonylureas – a class of drugs that stimulate the release of insulin from the pancreas
  3. DPP-4 inhibitors – drugs that increase insulin release and slow digestion of carbohydrates
  4. GLP-1 receptor agonists – drugs that mimic the effects of GLP-1, a hormone that regulates insulin secretion and appetite
  5. SGLT2 inhibitors – drugs that block reabsorption of glucose in the kidneys, leading to increased glucose excretion in the urine
  6. Insulin – a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates blood sugar levels, can also be given as injections or pump infusions for individuals with type 1 or advanced type 2 diabetes.

It’s important to note that the right medication and dosage can vary based on the individual’s specific needs and health status. It’s always best to consult a healthcare provider for personalized treatment recommendations.