Medications for Diabetics – An Overview
Diabetes is a relatively common, but serious metabolic disease that affects over 25.8 million Americans of all ages. Despite all we know about the disease, there were 1.9 million new cases of diabetes diagnosed last year, and the numbers keep rising. Here is a brief list of the most commonly prescribed diabetes medications for type 2 diabetics.
Diabetics who travel either for work or pleasure will naturally have questions when they’re first diagnosed. Will I still be able to travel? If so, what special precautions do I need to take before leaving on my trip? Will I encounter difficulties with my diabetes supplies at airport security checkpoints? Fortunately, there’s little to be concerned about if you plan ahead.
Many years ago, living with type 1 diabetes often meant significantly changing your lifestyle and giving up many of your favorite activities. Insulin was tricky to store, and its effects were hard to predict, making treatment more difficult. Fortunately, that’s all changed. There are a number of quality and effective insulins on the market – each with unique actions and characteristics.