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Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) Topic Guide

Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2): What causes diabetes, what tests diagnose it, and what is a good diabetic diet? Learn the signs of being diabetic, the treatments, and the differences between type 1 vs. type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent) can be caused by heredity, environmental factors, or ethnicity. Type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent) can be caused by high blood pressure, high lipid levels, high-fat diet, high alcohol intake, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, ethnicity, or age.

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Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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metformin and saxagliptin Metformin And Saxagliptin

Metformin and saxagliptin are oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels...learn more »

metformin and repaglinide Metformin And Repaglinide

Metformin and repaglinide is a combination of two oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels...learn more »

metformin and sitagliptin Metformin And Sitagliptin

Metformin and sitagliptin are oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels...learn more »

metformin and pioglitazone Metformin And Pioglitazone

Metformin and pioglitazone is a combination of two oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels...learn more »

exenatide Exenatide

This medication guide provides information about the Byetta brand of exenatide. Bydureon is another brand of exenatide that is not covered in ...learn more »

pramlintide Pramlintide

Pramlintide is a man-made form of a hormone that occurs naturally in the body. Pramlintide lowers blood sugar in three ways. It slows the rate that food mo...learn more »

insulin detemir Insulin Detemir

Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin detemir is a long-acting insulin that starts to work seve...learn more »

insulin glulisine Insulin Glulisine

Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin glulisine is a fast-acting insulin that starts to work ab...learn more »

insulin aspart and insulin aspart protamine Insulin Aspart And Insulin Aspart Protamine

Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin aspart is a fast-acting insulin. Insulin aspart protamin...learn more »

glipizide and metformin Glipizide And Metformin

Glipizide and metformin is a combination of two oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels...learn more »

glyburide and metformin Glyburide And Metformin

Glyburide and metformin is a combination of two oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels...learn more »

insulin aspart Insulin Aspart

Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin aspart is a fast-acting insulin that starts to work about...learn more »

insulin glargine Insulin Glargine

Insulin glargine is a long-acting insulin that starts to work several hours after injection and keeps working evenly for 24 hours...learn more »

insulin lispro and insulin lispro protamine Insulin Lispro And Insulin Lispro Protamine

Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin lispro is a fast-acting insulin. Insulin lispro protamin...learn more »

insulin isophane and insulin regular Insulin Isophane And Insulin Regular

Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin isophane is a intermediate-acting insulin. Insulin regul...learn more »

insulin lispro Insulin Lispro

Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin lispro is a fast-acting insulin that starts to work about...learn more »

insulin isophane Insulin Isophane

Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin isophane is an intermediate-acting insulin that starts to...learn more »

insulin regular, concentrated (U-500) Insulin Regular, Concentrated (U-500)

Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Concentrated (U-500) insulin is a long-acting insulin that starts...learn more »

insulin regular Insulin Regular

Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Regular insulin is a short-acting insulin that starts to work wit...learn more »

metformin Metformin

Metformin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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