Diabetes Medication - Guides and Information

There are a number of medications used to treat people with diabetes. Read guides to each medication and how they are used in the management of diabetes.

The most common diabetes medication is insulin, which has it's own area within the site, however some lesser known but widely used medications include ACTOS, Galvus, Metformin, Byetta and Januvia.


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People with type 1 diabetes will need to take regular injections of insulin or have insulin delivered through an insulin pump. Depending on their individual circumstances, people with type 2 diabetes may not need to take medication or they may need to take one or more anti-diabetic drugs.

Medication side effects

Some over the counter medicines may also interact with diabetes medications so it’s best to check with your pharmacist if the medication is appropriate for the medication you take.

Some diabetes medications may have side effects. These are usually listed in the patient leaflet that accompanies the medication. If you experience any other side effects on your medication, inform your GP or healthcare team immediately.

Reference: www.diabetes.co.uk