Managing Diabetes with Pills

Controlling your blood sugar with pills

When your meal plan and exercise routine can no longer keep your blood glucose in target, your doctor may recommend that you begin to take diabetes pills.  Each type of pill works in a different way to lower blood sugar.  Some pills work to help your body use glucose better, others force your pancreas to make more insulin. They work to make your own insulin work better or to help your body make more insulin.  Together with your meal plan and exercise, they may help bring your blood glucose in target.

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The BD Diabetes Learning Center describes the causes of diabetes, its symptoms, and diabetes complications such as retinopathy and neuropathy. This site contains detailed information about blood glucose monitoring, insulin injection and safe sharps disposal. Interactive quizzes, educational literature downloads and animated demonstrations help to teach diabetes care skills.

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