When do you need medication for diabetes?

Answer Diabetes is a disease that affects the body's ability to make or use insulin, leading to high blood sugar (glucose). The requirements for medicinal treatment vary based on whether a person has type... Read More »

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What is the best medication for type 2 diabetes?

My Father has DM type II for the past 25 yrs and now at the age of 85 he is still very independent and very careful with control of blood sugar level.He meticulously follows doctor's prescription w... Read More »

If you have type 2 diabetes, what medication(s) do you take?

At diagnosis I was given metformin 500mgs twice a day. Over the 7 months since then I have worked hard at my diet and exercise (lost almost 6 stone during that time too) and I am now off all drugs... Read More »

Can you take diabetes medication during pregnancy?

On One Hand: Insulin is SafeInsulin is a medication commonly used to treat diabetes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifies it as a "category B" drug for pregnancy use, which means that t... Read More »

Can you carry diabetes medication on an airplane?

On One Hand: Medication is AllowedThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a bevy of rules regarding what is and isn't an acceptable carry-on item. If you are traveling with medication,... Read More »