Eating healthy, staying active, and checking your blood sugar regularly will always be essential parts of your diabetes management plan, no matter what diabetes medicines you may be taking.
If your health care provider has recommended that you start taking diabetes medicine or switch your current diabetes medicine, it doesn’t mean that you haven't been managing your diabetes. It just means that your body needs help keeping your blood sugar levels under control.
There are many different diabetes medicines, and learning about them will help you and your health care provider select the best options for you, whether you are starting diabetes medicine for the first time or switching to a different medicine.
Continue reading to learn the non-insulin medicine options and insulin options and how they can be used to help you manage your diabetes.