Treatment for Diabetes has to be tailored for every individual. Your treating physician can help determine how a specific regimen may fit into your overall treatment plan. It is important to understand that depending upon your type of diabetes, blood glucose levels, age, height, weight and other associated conditions your doctor decides the treatment plan.
The following commonly asked questions can provide you an overview of medical intervention for managing Diabetes mellitus:
Children and adults with type 1 diabetes need to resort to Insulin replacement since there is very little or no insulin secretion by their pancreas.
Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disorder. It starts with predominant insulin resistance and gradual failure of insulin secretion. As, there is a continuous destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells over time, additional top up of anti-diabetic agents is required to sustain adequate glucose control. Eventually Insulin therapy becomes essential.
Medications to manage Diabetes can be classified as follows:
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Never self-medicate. Your treating doctor is the best judge to decide therapy best suited for you.