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Different kinds of diabetes pills work in different ways to control your blood sugar. There are seven classes of oral medications used to treat Type 2 diabetes as well as combinations of drugs from different classes.  

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When people with type 2 diabetes could take a pill instead of insulin to help us control our diabetes, smiles must have appeared on many faces. The pill was tolbutamide, and in the mid-1950s it became the first of the sulfonylurea class of drugs. But that was more than half a century ago. Meanwhile, we now have choices of pills we can use. In…

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Gretchen Becker, Health Guide, posted Does Metformin Work in the Gut? The drug metformin is one of the most common drugs prescribed to treat type 2…

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Gretchen Becker, Health Guide, posted What To Know About The Side Effects of… When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1996, there were only three…

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Gretchen Becker, Health Guide, commented on Could Metformin Actually Protect the… Hi Helen, No I've never had low potassium, but I eat a lot of green…

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Gretchen Becker, Health Guide, commented on Weight Gain and Drugs I agree it's surprising, as it's usually said to be weight-neutral. It's possible that in some…

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