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.
Metformin controls the insulin resistance of people who have type 2 diabetes so well that, if possible, all of us should be taking it. That's what Roderic Crist, M.D., told me at the annual convention of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians in Denver this weekend. Dr. Crist specializes in family medicine in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. “Not…