Type 2 Diabetic patients might have to use one or more medicines a few times a day each day. Medications tend to work differently from each other.
Some of them have to be taken on an empty stomach; others on a full stomach. You might get confused sometimes. The best thing you can do is to create a calendar with meal times, scheduled times and names of your medications so you can get the full benefit from your treatment.
Skipping even one dose or taking extra pills could be dangerous. If don’t want to harm yourself you should listen to your doctor and take your pills on time and use the correct dosage. You musn’t offer your medicine to someone else take someone else’s pills. Each person is unique and needs different treatment.
Oral Medicine Types and the Effect on the Body:
There are so many types of oral medicine you might have heard of. They work differently, they have different names but they all help us to have a better life.
Some of the pills contains Sulfonylureas , Meglitinides, DPP-4 Inhibitors and help our bodies to release more insulin. You might know them such as Glucotrol and Glucotrol XL,Micronase, Glynase, and Diabeta etc.
Some other pills contains Biguanides, Thiazolidinediones and reduce our body’s need for insulin.This group drugs are known such as Glucophage, Pioglitazone, Rosiglitazone etc.
Some of them contain Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors such as acarbose and meglitol and slow down absorption of carbohydrates. You might know them such as Glikobay, Precose, Glyset etc.
Diabetic pills are known to be safe to use and work very well but some people might suffer with side effects. Some of them might cause hypoglicemia, some of them might cause some intestinal problems such as gas or diarrhoea. Some diabetic pills might interract with other drugs too. If you have any side effects you must see your consultant and discuss changes to your medication.
Type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes, diabetes in elderly people needs insulin therapy. Sometimes even type 2 diabetes might need temporary insulin threapy. You might hear, see or use different types of insulin. What they are, how to use them and how do they work?
The graphic down below gives you an idea about insulin types and how long do they work.
You might use pomp or to inject yourself. You might have to mix diffrent types of insulin or use ready mix ones or combine with pills.Everyone has different body and life style so each person requries individual treatment. It might take a long time for your body to settle and adapt itself to a new life style You might even get side effects but they might be temporarily. The best thing you can do keep contacting your health physician or your Doctor for the best treatment for yourself.