Type 2 Diabetes Medications
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..
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..
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 (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..
(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 (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
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
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.
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.
Biguanides (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..
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..