More Convenient Diabetes Treatments

By

Pat F. Bass III, MD

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The way we treat diabetes has changed greatly over decades of research and treatment. Years ago, if metformin ­alone didn’t help keep a diabetic’s blood sugar in the proper range, there were only a few other options to try.

Doctors generally added or switched among a few oral medications to see if they could identify a new combination that worked. If a working combination couldn’t be found, the option to resort to insulin lurked in the background.

Advances in diabetes treatment have recently brought us non-insulin injectable medications, which can be a great option to help you control your diabetes and stay healthy.

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