Picture a food you love. Now imagine being told you should never eat that food again. When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, this is often the message they perceive from those around them – especially when it comes to carbohydrates.
Most recently you may have heard that performing blood sugar (glucose) monitoring is a waste of money. It is important to understand that this is not a correct statement for most people with diabetes.
Have you or the person you support ever wondered why they are taking several medications for their diabetes while others only take one or nothing at all? To address the concerns on oral medications for type 2 diabetes let us explore the following.
Since type 2 diabetes is thought to involve both the pancreas not making enough insulin and the cells in the body being unable to use insulin effectively, medications are developed to correct various steps involved in both these deficiencies.