Non-insulin therapies

When you start taking medication for type 2 diabetes, your doctor is likely to prescribe a non-insulin therapy. There are many types of non-insulin therapies, which work in different ways, to help manage your type 2 diabetes. Below you will find the most common types:

 

Metformin

Thiazolidinediones (TZDs)

Sulfonylureas

SGLT-2 inhibitors

DPP-4 inhibitors (gliptins)

GLP-1

Depending on your diagnosis, you might start with one type of therapy or a combination of two or more. Ultimately, the decision will be taken together with your doctor or diabetes specialist to determine which treatment is right for you.

Each type of these therapies work in different ways, and will be suitable for different people, to help best manage your type 2 diabetes - keeping your blood sugar level at your target goal.


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