Diabetes Home Care Management - Medications

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Drug therapy

Medications to treat diabetes are available only by prescription. Insulin must be given by injection or infusion beneath the skin. Oral medications are available that increase the release of insulin from the pancreas and/or increase the responsiveness of the body's cells to the insulin naturally produced by type 2 diabetes patients. Type 1 diabetes patients have stopped making insulin and thus must take insulin.

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Comment from: helenahubby, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 24

I use insulin twice daily by injection and it seems to be helping a lot.

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Comment from: unanymous, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 18

A doctor prescribed metformin 1 gm BD gliclazide 160 mg BD acarbose 100 mg TDS plus rapid insulin BID and Insulatard for diabetes.

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