Treatment for Diabetes

Treatment of Diabetes

Controlling blood sugar is the single most important thing you can do to prevent long-term complications of diabetes.

If you have type 1 diabetes, you must take insulin. Before its discovery in 1921, people with type 1 diabetes usually died within a year or two. Today, most people use synthetic insulin, which is chemically identical to human insulin.

If you have type 2 diabetes, you may be able to control your blood sugar with weight control, diet and exercise. Or, you may need to combine these approaches with medication.

Medications to treat type 2 diabetes include:

Sulfonylurea drugs. These medications lower blood sugar levels by stimulating your pancreas to produce and release more insulin. Sulfonylurea drugs that doctors commonly prescribe include glipizide and glyburide.

Metformin This drug decreases the release of glucose stored in your liver.

Acarbose This medication helps decrease the after-meal spike in your blood sugar level by slowing the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates in your intestine.

Insulin sensitizers. These new oral drugs improve your body's response to insulin, making your body more sensitive to the insulin that's already available. These medications can help reduce or eliminate the need for insulin injections in some people.

If you have type 2 diabetes, you may need to start taking insulin if fasting blood glucose levels stay above goals set by your doctor. How much insulin you need depends on your age, weight, exercise level, type of diabetes and how difficult your blood sugar is to control.

Comments

Sairam60 Friday, February 14, 2014

Dear Sir Can we not avoid DIABETIC once effected to any person in their life time once due to un avoidable / unnon reasons.Pl help us by giving at least MINIMISING the problam and to protect the LIFE> Regards S S Rao

chandan199 Monday, April 1, 2013

your articles help the people to become fit and fine It maintain diabetes diet thanks

Shiv86 Wednesday, October 5, 2011

its have to be control now.means its time to act for diabetes.......by finding out a permanent cure from diabetes mellitus...

witchblade Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I have been looking for a chart that has blood sugar levels. At each level there's a drawing, let's say a smile is on one level witch measures 6.2, but another drawing as a frown with the blood sugar level at 4.0.this scale of different level with a drawing filla in a sheet of 8.5 by 11 inches. this is a very good scale for everyone especially children. Thank You

hari4oct Thursday, January 13, 2011

actually diabetic is incured disease,but here at hyderabad POSITIVE HOMEOPATHY LAUNCHES DIABETIC CELL,THEY SAID TO ALL OF THE PATIENTS DIABETIC MUST CURED AFTER 4YRS,AND COLLECT THE PACKAGE MONEY FOR FOUR YEARS 40000/ LIKE THAT,BUT ALL VIEWERS THINK THAT,DIABETIC IS NOT A CURABLE DISEASE,DONT UNDER THEIR TRAP,IF THEY REALLY CURED THE DIABETIS ASKED THE GUARENTEE CERTIFICATE,OTHERWISE DONT GO THAT SIDE

venu1972 Wednesday, July 13, 2011

ALL DISEASES CAN BE CURED, ONLY THING IS, WE ARE STILL INCAPABLE TO FIND THE CORRECT METHOD TO CURE. IF WE ARE UNABLE TO CURE DISEASES, THEN OUR BASIC CONCEPT OF CAUSE OF DISEASES IF WRONG. ONCE OUR CONCEPT OF CAUSE OF DISEASE IS CORRECT WE AUTOMATICALLY GET THE WAYS TO CURE. THINK DEEPLY TO UNDERSTAND THESE WORDS.

View More Comments

Most Popular on Medindia