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How Oral Medicines Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes

People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes have many medicines available to help control their blood sugar levels. These drugs fall into 3 methods of reducing blood sugar levels:  Read more..


Metformin For Type 2 Diabetes

People with Type 2 diabetes have many different drugs on the market that help to control their blood sugar levels. Metformin (Glucophage) is a very popular oral medication for Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. Metformin controls high blood sugar levels, which helps to prevent nerve damage, kidney damage, blindness, circulatory problems, and sexual function problems (including incontinence).  Read more..


Tips for Traveling with Diabetes Medicines

It's nearly summer, time for a trip to the beach, the mountains, or beyond. Wherever you're vacationing, some advance planning will help ensure you have a healthy trip. Before you travel, here is what to do:  Read more...


D-phenylalanine - A Type 2 Diabetes MedicationD-phenylalanine (dee-fen-nel-AL-ah-neen) derivatives are a new form of oral Type 2 diabetes medication used to treat Type 2 diabetes. Currently, there is just one D-phenylalanine derivative drug called Starlix (nateglinide), which should be taken directly before or after each meal. Read more..


Meglitinides- A Type 2 Diabetes Medication(meh-GLIT-in-ides) are type 2 oral medications that stimulate the pancreas to make more insulin. They are commonly used to help stop rapid increased in blood sugar levels right after meals. Two examples of Meglitinides (Starlix) are nateglinides and repaglinides (Prandin). Read more..
Thiazolidinediones - A Type 2 Diabetes Medication

Thiazolidinediones (THIGH-ah-ZO-li-deen-DYE-owns) is a Type 2 diabetes oral medication that makes the body more sensitive to its own insulin. However, they do not cause the pancreas to produce more insulin.This class of oral medication has some major side effects especially swelling and heart failure.  Read more..

FDA Issues Its Strictest Health Warning on Two Diabetes Drugs

The government's top drug regulator told a packed House hearing Wednesday that the agency had recently decided to put the agency's most serious safety warning on two diabetes drugs  Avandia and Actos  whose health risks have become a focus of congressional concern.

For the complete story, click on "The Tech Online Edition." There is much more news on diabetes disease,read Diabetes in the News

Health Canada Confirms Possible Ties Between Avandia, Heart Problems

HEALTH Canada says the deaths of several Canadians could be linked to the popular Type 2 diabetes drug Avandia, the Free Press has learned.

Last week, a report in the New England Journal of Medicine linked Avandia to a greater chance of heart attack and possibly death.

Initially, Health Canada told the media that 28 Canadians who were taking Avandia suffered heart attacks since 2000. They didn't say if any of the heart attacks were fatal.

But after the Free Press looked into Health Canada's adverse-reaction database, spokeswoman Renee Bergeron confirmed 19 people have died from heart attacks or heart failure while taking Avandia.

Read the complete story here:Winnipeg Free Press. For more news on diabetes disease, read Diabetes in the News.

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Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors - A Type 2 Diabetes Medication

Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (AL-fa gloo-KOS-ih-dayss in-HIB-it-ers) are oral Type 2 diabetes medications that are used in Type 2 Diabetics to lower the blood sugar level by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates from food. 

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Biguanides - A Type 2 Diabetes MedicationBiguanides (by-GWAN-ides) are a class of oral Type 2 diabetes medications that reduce the amount of glucose the liver  releases between meals. Biguanide medications include metformin.  Some of the brands are:  Read more..

Sulfonylureas - A Type 2 Diabetes Medication

These Type 2 diabetes pills signals the pancreas to release more insulin. However, when not used properly, sulfonylureas can cause very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Read more..

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