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If exercising more and eating better are not enough to control your blood sugar, your doctor may suggest oral medication. There are six classes of drugs that lower blood glucose levels. Each works in a different way. The six classes are sulfonylureas, meglitinides, biguanides, thiazolidinediones, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, DPP-4 Inhibitors, and oral combination therapy.

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Like most of us, my health insurance covers some of the cost of medications. But because I don’t need any diabetes medication and am in good health, I use few prescription drugs and don’t come close to reaching my deductible. So I pay the whole cost out of my pocket for the few medications that I get from time to time.…

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