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.
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…