The Pros and Cons of Non-Insulin Injections for Diabetes

By

Pat F. Bass III, MD, MS, MPH

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If you have type 2 diabetes that’s not adequately controlled with diet and lifestyle changes, your health care provider is likely to start you on a single oral medicine such as metformin.

However, it’s not uncommon for you to require additional therapy to reach your diabetes goals. Non-insulin injectables are an option for your diabetes management as an add-on therapy either before or after insulin treatment.

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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