CHAPTER10

Diabetes Medications

In This Chapter

  • Pills and other noninsulin diabetes medications
  • Medication safety tips and side effects
  • Insulin types and various ways to take it
  • Insulin pumps

While some people with type 2 diabetes manage their blood glucose with meal planning and physical activity alone, many also need to take diabetes medications to achieve blood glucose targets. While insulin is always needed for people with type 1 diabetes, it is regularly used for people with type 2 as well. Insulin can be used alone or in combination with other diabetes medications.

This chapter reviews current types of insulin and diabetes medications ...

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