Medications And Therapies

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Insulin replacement is known as insulin therapy.

It is important to understand how insulin replacement therapy works in your body so that you can control you blood sugar more easily.

Type 2 diabetes is caused by two problems:

  • Resistance to the action of insulin
  • An inability to make enough insulin to overcome that resistance

So, type 2 diabetes treatment focuses on ways to control the blood sugar, lower the insulin resistance, and increase insulin levels. Every treatment plan usually starts with a healthy diet, losing extra weight and staying active. If this doesn’t keep the blood sugar on target, then your provider will prescribe medicine.

Treating Type 2 Diabetes

These are pills and non-insulin medicines routinely used to treat type 2 diabetes:

View a Table of Non-Insulin Medications that summarizes all the oral pills and non insulin, injected therapies including the strength of the medication, doses and side effects.

Insulin also may be used to treat type 2 diabetes:

In this section, you also can review:

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