The ultimate goal of treatment for Type 2 diabetes is to maintain normal glucose levels and establish a healthy lifestyle. The major classes of medication include those that increase insulin production (taken by mouth or via injection), medications which improve the effectiveness of insulin (taken orally), and medications that affect food absorption (taken orally). If the diabetes progresses to the point where the body is no longer creating its own insulin, insulin injections may be required.
Although I have managed my diabetes by eating low-carb ever since 2007 and enthusiastically recommend it to anyone who has diabetes, I certainly recognize its limitations and the importance of diabetes drugs. Low-carbing isn’t easy. The transition from fueling our bodies with carbs to one of burning fat can challenge us in seven ways as I…