Injectables

5 Reasons You Should Consider Non-Insulin Injectables

Yumhee Park Dec 4th, 2014 (updated Apr 26th, 2016)
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Be sure to ask your doctor about non-insulin treatment options for your type 2 diabetes. Here are 5 reasons you should consider non-insulin injectables to help manage your diabetes.

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Weight loss
Weight loss

Some non-insulin injectable medications can promote weight loss by decreasing appetite, slowing down digestion, and keep you feeling full longer. If you are currently overweight and living with type 2 diabetes, non-insulin injectables might be a good way to kick start your weight loss plan.

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Weight management
Weight management

Once you’ve reached your weight loss goal, continuing to use non-insulin injectables may help keep your weight down, by keeping your appetite at bay and keeping you full longer. Although some side effects include nausea or vomiting, they should go away with prolonged use.

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Easy to take
Easy to take

Many injectables, including insulin injectables, are packaged in an easy to administer pen form. This makes taking your non-insulin medication easier, if syringes and other tools might have scared you away from this kind of medication.

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Convenience
Convenience

Some non-insulin injectables only require one dose per week versus some insulin injectables that require daily injections. Speak to your doctor about what non-insulin injectable might work best with your schedule and diabetes.

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Risks and side effects
Risks and side effects

There are some pros to the side effects of non-insulin injectables, such as decreasing appetite and slowing down digestion to stimulate weight loss. However it is also important to be aware of some of the bad side effects. These range from mild, nausea or vomiting, to more severe, like an increased risk of hypoglycemia. Consult with your doctor about the best non-insulin injectable treatment.