Which Oral Diabetes Medication Is Right for You?


Paige Greenfield

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Changing your diet and getting plenty of physical activity are often the first lines of defense to treat diabetes. But sometimes they’re not enough, and your blood glucose levels may still be too high. Then what? Your doctor may prescribe oral medication.

Today, there are many different oral medications available to treat type 2 diabetes. There’s no single pill that works best for everyone. With your doctor’s guidance, you may need to try several different pills, combinations of pills, or pills plus insulin to find the right solution.

On top of tracking your diet and blood sugar, regular exercise is a key part of managing your diabetes. And while any exercise is better than none, certain activities have specific benefits for people with diabetes.

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