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Type 2 Diabetes Topic Guide

Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes: Learn the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes symptoms include excessive thirst and urination, and dehydration. Type 2 diabetes causes and risk factors include older age, obesity, lack of exercise, family history, and excess fat around waistline. Treatments for type 2 diabetes are weight loss, a healthy diet, exercise, and medications if necessary.

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linagliptin and metformin Linagliptin And Metformin

Linagliptin and metformin are oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels. Metformin works by decreasing glucose (sugar) production in the ...learn more »

linagliptin Linagliptin

Linagliptin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. It works by regulating the levels of insulin your body produces after eating...learn more »

metformin and saxagliptin Metformin And Saxagliptin

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

saxagliptin Saxagliptin

Saxagliptin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. It works by regulating the levels of insulin your body produces after eatin...learn more »

liraglutide Liraglutide

The Victoza brand of liraglutide is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults and children at least 10 years old w...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 »

sitagliptin Sitagliptin

Sitagliptin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Sitagliptin is not for treating ...learn more »

glimepiride and pioglitazone Glimepiride And Pioglitazone

Glimepiride and pioglitazone is a combination of two 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 (Bydureon) Exenatide (Bydureon)

This medication guide provides information about the Bydureon brand of exenatide. Byetta 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 »

nateglinide (oral) Nateglinide (oral)

Nateglinide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. This medicine helps your body respond better to insulin produced by your pan...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 »

pioglitazone (oral) Pioglitazone (oral)

Pioglitazone is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Pioglitazone is not for trea...

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rosiglitazone (oral) Rosiglitazone (oral)

Rosiglitazone is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Rosiglitazone is not for tr...

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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 »

repaglinide (oral) Repaglinide (oral)

Repaglinide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels by causing the pancreas to produce insulin...learn more »

glimepiride Glimepiride

Glimepiride is an oral diabetes medicine that is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus....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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tolbutamide Tolbutamide

Tolbutamide causes the pancreas to produce insulin and increases your body's response to it...learn more »

glyburide Glyburide

Glyburide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels...learn more »

glipizide Glipizide

Glipizide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels by helping your pancreas produce insulin...learn more »

chlorpropamide Chlorpropamide

Chlorpropamide causes the pancreas to produce insulin and increases your body's response to it...learn more »