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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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For years some diabetes authors have told us that the diabetes drugs known as sulfonylureas, often called just “sulfs,” would burn out our beta cells. Beta cells are the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.   I’ve occasionally come across comments in research papers that were consistent with that view, but nothing…

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Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro, posted Are Newer Diabetes Drugs Better? Newer diabetes drugs are often touted as "better" by the manufacturers, especially as…

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Gretchen Becker, Health Guide, commented on Sulfonylureas and Beta Cell Burnout Hi Spirit,   There are different types of MODY, and best meds for each may…

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Gretchen Becker, Health Guide, commented on Vitamin B12 and PPIs http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/opinion/sunday/skip-the-supplements.html

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