Treatments for Diabetes

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for diabetes. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Actoplus Met (Pioglitazone/Metformin)

Overview

Actoplus Met is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. You may be a candidate for Actoplus Met i... read more

Actos (Pioglitazone)

Overview

Actos is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Actos is considered an adjunct treatment to diet... read more

Adlyxin (Lixisenatide)

Overview
Adlyxin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Adlyxin is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exe... read more

Afrezza (Insulin)

Overview

Afrezza is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes in adults. Afrezza is not recommended for people who smoke or have recently stopped smoking. Afrez... read more

Amaryl (Glimepiride)

Overview

Amaryl is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Amaryl is considered an adjunct treatment to di... read more

Apidra (Insulin)

Overview

Apidra is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Apidra is also referred to by its drug name, Insulin glulisine (rDNA origin). You... read more

Aspirin

Overview

Aspirin is available over the counter. Some people with diabetes take Aspirin to lower their risk for heart attack and stroke.

Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is beli... read more

Avandamet (Rosiglitazone/Metformin)

Overview
Avandamet is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Avandamet is considered an adjunct treatment t... read more

Avandaryl (Rosiglitazone/Glimepiride)

Overview
Avandaryl is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Avandaryl is considered an adjunct treatment t... read more

Avandia (Rosiglitazone)

Overview

Avandia is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Avandia is considered an adjunct treatment to ... read more

Bariatric surgery

Overview

Bariatric surgery is surgery intended to help people lose weight. In some people with type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery also improves blood glucose control. Bariatric surgery may be considered as a... read more

Basaglar (Insulin)

Overview
Basaglar is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat type 2 diabetes in adults and both adults and children with type 1 diabetes. Basaglar is also referred to by... read more

Blood glucose testing

Overview

If you take insulin for your type 2 diabetes, your doctor may ask you to test your blood glucose daily and keep records of the results. Regularly monitoring your blood glucose at home helps you bett... read more

Bydureon (Exenatide extended-release)

Overview
Bydureon is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes in adults. Bydureon is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. Bydureon is also refer... read more

Byetta (Exenatide)

Overview

Byetta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes in adults. Byetta is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. Bye... read more

DiaBeta (Glyburide)

Overview

DiaBeta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. DiaBeta is considered an adjunct treatment to ... read more

Diabinese (Chlorpropamide)

Overview

Diabinese is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Diabinese is considered an adjunct treatment... read more

Diet

Overview

Like everyone else, people with type 2 diabetes feel their best when they consistently eat a healthy, balanced diet. For those with type 2 diabetes, diet, nutrition, and exercise are two of the most... read more

Dietary supplements

Overview

Dietary supplements are very popular among people with diabetes. However, there is no scientific evidence that any supplement can cure diabetes, control blood glucose levels, or prevent or treat sym... read more

Duetact (Glimepiride/Pioglitazone)

Overview

Duetact is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. You may be a candidate for Duetact if you are... read more

Exercise

Overview

Physical activity can help everyone stay healthy and feel their best. For people with type 2 diabetes, eating a nutritious diet and staying physically active are two of the most important ways you c... read more

Farxiga (Dapagliflozin)

Overview
Farxiga is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Farxiga is considered an adjunct treatment to di... read more

Flu and pneumonia shots

Overview
People with chronic illnesses such as diabetes are at greater risk for serious complications from influenza (the flu), such as pneumonia. You can protect yourself by receiving a flu shot each year. If... read more

Fortamet (Metformin)

Overview
Fortamet is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Fortamet is considered an adjunct treatment to ... read more

Glucotrol (Glipizide)

Overview
Glucotrol is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Glucotrol is considered an adjunct treatment t... read more

Glucovance (Glyburide/Metformin)

Overview
Glucovance is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Glucovance is considered an adjunct treatment... read more

Glumetza (Metformin)

Overview
Glumetza is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Glumetza is considered an adjunct treatment to ... read more

Glynase PresTab (Glyburide)

Overview
Glynase PresTab is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Glynase PresTab is considered an adjunct... read more

Glyset (Miglitol)

Overview
Glyset is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Glyset is considered an adjunct treatment to diet... read more

Hemodialysis

Overview
Type 2 diabetes damages the kidneys, sometimes to the point where they can no longer function well enough to keep you healthy. People with severe kidney damage require kidney replacement therapy. Hemo... read more

Humalog (Insulin)

Overview
Humalog is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes in adults and children. Humalog is also referred to by its drug name, Insulin lispro. Your doctor ma... read more

Humalog Mix 75/25 (Insulin)

Overview
Humalog Mix75/25 is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes. Humalog Mix75/25 is also referred to by its drug name, 75% insulin lispro protamine and 25... read more

Humulin 70/30 (Insulin)

Overview
Humulin 70/30 is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes in adults. Humulin 70/30 is also referred to by its drug name, 70% human insulin isophane susp... read more

Humulin N (Insulin)

Overview
Humulin N is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes in adults and children. Humulin N is also referred to by its drug name, Human insulin [rDNA origin... read more

Humulin R (Insulin)

Overview
Humulin R is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes in adults and children. Humulin R is also referred to by its drug name, Regular insulin human (rDN... read more

Invokamet (Canagliflozin/Metformin)

Overview
Invokamet is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Invokamet is considered an adjunct treatment t... read more

Invokana (Canagliflozin)

Overview
Invokana is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Invokana is considered an adjunct treatment to ... read more

Janumet (Sitagliptin/Metformin)

Overview
Janumet is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Janumet is considered an adjunct treatment to di... read more

Januvia (Sitagliptin)

Overview
Januvia is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Januvia is considered an adjunct treatment to di... read more

Jardiance (Empagliflozin)

Overview
Jardiance is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Jardiance is considered an adjunct treatment t... read more

Jentadueto (Linagliptin/Metformin)

Overview
Jentadueto is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Jentadueto is considered an adjunct treatment... read more

Kidney transplant

Overview
Type 2 diabetes damages the kidneys, sometimes to the point where they can no longer function well enough to keep you healthy. In people for whom hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis is not a good opti... read more

Komboglyze (Saxagliptin/Metformin)

Overview
Komboglyze is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Komboglyze is considered an adjunct treatment... read more

Lantus (Insulin)

Overview
Lantus is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Lantus is also referred to by its drug name, Insulin glargine. Your doctor may pres... read more

Levemir (Insulin)

Overview
Levemir is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes in adults and children. Levemir is also referred to by its drug name, Insulin detemir [rDNA origin]. Your d... read more

Lyrica (Pregabalin)

Overview
Lyrica is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetic neuropathy (nerve pain). Lyrica is also referred to by its drug name, Pregabalin.

Lyrica is used ... read more

Metaglip (Glipizide/Metformin)

Overview
Metaglip is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Metaglip is considered an adjunct treatment to ... read more

Metformin

Overview
Metformin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Metformin is considered an adjunct treatment t... read more

Micronase (Glyburide)

Overview
Micronase is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Micronase is considered an adjunct treatment t... read more

Nesina (Alogliptin)

Overview
Nesina is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Nesina is considered an adjunct treatment to diet... read more

Novolin 70/30 (Insulin)

Overview
Novolin 70/30 is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes. Novolin 70/30 is also referred to by its drug name, 70% NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspensio... read more

Novolin N (Insulin)

Overview
Novolin N is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes. Novolin N is also referred to by its drug name, Human insulin [rDNA origin] isophane. Your doctor... read more

Novolin R (Insulin)

Overview
Novolin R is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults and children with diabetes. Novolin R is also referred to by its drug name, Regular insulin human (r... read more

NovoLog (Insulin)

Overview
NovoLog is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes in adults and children. NovoLog is also referred to by its drug name, Insulin aspart (rDNA origin). ... read more

NovoLog 70/30 (Insulin)

Overview
NovoLog 70/30 is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes. NovoLog 70/30 is also referred to by its drug name, 70% insulin aspart protamine and 30% insu... read more

Nutrition

Overview
Like everyone else, people with type 2 diabetes feel their best when they consistently eat healthy, nutritious meals. For those with type 2 diabetes, nutrition, diet, and exercise are three of the mos... read more

Onglyza (Saxagliptin)

Overview
Onglyza is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Onglyza is considered an adjunct treatment to di... read more

Ozempic (Semaglutide)

Overview
Ozempic is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Ozempic is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exe... read more

Pen

Overview
Since insulin cannot be taken orally, it is usually injected subcutaneously (under the skin). Some types of insulin are available for injection by insulin pen.

What does it involve?
Insu... read more

Peritoneal dialysis

Overview
Type 2 diabetes damages the kidneys, sometimes to the point where they can no longer function well enough to keep you healthy. People with severe kidney damage require kidney replacement therapy. Peri... read more

Prandimet (Repaglinide/Metformin)

Overview
Prandimet is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Prandimet is considered an adjunct treatment t... read more

Prandin (Repaglinide)

Overview
Prandin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Prandin is considered an adjunct treatment to di... read more

Precose (Acarbose)

Overview
Precose is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Precose is considered an adjunct treatment to di... read more

Pump

Overview
Some people with type 2 diabetes have difficulty controlling their blood glucose levels even when taking insulin multiple times per day. An insulin pump may help some people in this situation maintain... read more

Qtern (Dapagliflozin/Saxagliptin)

Overview
Qtern is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Qtern is considered an adjunct treatment to diet a... read more

Riomet (Metformin)

Overview
Riomet is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Riomet is considered an adjunct treatment to diet... read more

Saxenda (Liraglutide)

Overview
Saxenda is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage chronic weight problems in adults who are overweight or obese. Saxenda is considered an adjunct treatment to... read more

Starlix (Nateglinide)

Overview
Starlix is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Starlix is considered an adjunct treatment to di... read more

Steglatro (Ertugliflozin)

Overview
Steglatro is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Steglatro is considered an adjunct treatment t... read more

Syringe

Overview
Since insulin cannot be taken orally, it is usually injected subcutaneously (under the skin). Syringe is the most common form of insulin delivery.

What does it involve?
There are many diff... read more

Tanzeum (Albiglutide)

Overview
Tanzeum is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Tanzeum is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exe... read more

Tolinase (Tolazamide)

Overview
Tolinase is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Tolinase is considered an adjunct treatment to ... read more

Toujeo (Insulin)

Overview
Toujeo is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Toujeo is also referred to by its drug name, Insulin glargine. Your doctor may pres... read more

Tradjenta (Linagliptin)

Overview
Tradjenta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Tradjenta is considered an adjunct treatment t... read more

Tresiba (Insulin)

Overview
Tresiba is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Tresiba is also referred to by its drug name, Insulin degludec injection. Your doc... read more

Trulicity (Dulaglutide)

Overview

Trulicity is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Trulicity is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. Trulicity i... read more

Victoza (Liraglutide)

Overview
Victoza is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Victoza is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. Victoza is also r... read more

Welchol (Colesevelam)

Overview
Welchol is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Welchol is usually combined with another drug su... read more

Xigduo XR (Dapagliflozin/Metformin)

Overview
Xigduo is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Xigduo is considered an adjunct treatment to diet... read more

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