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. Byetta... 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

  • Latuda (Lurasidone)

    Overview
    Latuda is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat schizophrenia and depressive episodes associated with bipolar depression. Latuda is also known by its drug nam... 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

  • 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?
    Insuli... 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

  • 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

  • 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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