Diabetes Medications

 Diabetes  medications are attempted when normal diabetic diet, weight loss and exercise fail to bring blood sugar to a normal range. They include oral drugs and hypodermal injections. Medication usually starts when the average blood glucose levels are greater than 150 mg/dl (8 mol).  Diabetes  medications work effectively when they are combined with exercise and diet. Oral drugs are the most common form of medication. There are many sites on the Internet that offer online  diabetes  medications.

There are mainly three classes of  diabetes  medications. The first class medication makes the body more sensitive to the insulin secreted by the body f (e.g.: thiazolidinediones and actose.) The second class stimulates the beta cells of pancreas to release more insulin (e.g.: sulfonylurea and meglitinides.) The third class blocks the breakdown of carbohydrates (e.g.: alpha-glycosidase inhibitors and meglitol.)

 Diabetes  medications depend on many things such as blood glucose level, blood pressure, insulin production, mode of living, genetic factors and the immune system of patients. Different medications can be taken independently or in combinations. To respond to an oral  diabetes  agent, you must have some insulin making ability.  Diabetes  medications require patient-physician partnerships also. You can experiment by trying more than one type of pill, several combinations of pills or a combination of insulin and a pill.

The most popular of all  diabetes  medications is insulin injection. Insulin is administrated when the average blood glucose level reaches 180 mg/dl. Forty per cent of diabetic patients require insulin injections. Insulin is injected once or twice daily. Some diabetic patients take insulin three or four times daily. Insulin is classified into different types based on the time required to absorb from under the skin to the blood stream.

Oral agents fall into three categories – short acting s, intermediate acting a and long acting s. The oral pills can have some side effects such as nausea, yellowing of skin and vomiting. Never take medication above the prescribed quantity, as it could lead to extended hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Frequently check your blood glucose level.