Many types of anti-hyperglycemic drugs are available to help patients with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels. Most of these drugs are aimed at using or increasing sensitivity to the patient's own natural stores of insulin.
For the most part older oral hypoglycemic drugs -- particularly metformin -- are less expensive and work as well as newer diabetes drugs. Metformin is generally recommended as the first-line drug.
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