Taking Medications Pills

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TAKING MEDICATIONS Why take pills? How do oral medications work?
Diabetes is a progressive condition. Depending on what type a person has, their healthcare team will be able to determine which medications they should be taking and help them understand how your medications work. They can demonstrate the effective drug therapy in combination with healthy lifestyle choices, can lower blood glucose levels, reduce the risk for diabetes complications and produce other clinical benefits. 

The goal is for the patient to be knowledgeable about all medications, including its action, side effects, efficacy, toxicity, prescribed dosage, appropriate timing and frequency of administration, effect of missed and delayed doses and instructions for storage, travel and safety.

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  • FREE pill/med reminder mobile APPLICATION for android – MedDose - TRANSLATED IN 7 LANGUAGES with many advanced features COMING SOON!!!!! This is a must have app for anyone taking medication
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Taking Medications Pills

  1. 1. Taking Medications Oral Medications for Diabetes Washington Association of Diabetes Educatorswww.DiabetesAnswers.org or www.WADEpage.org
  2. 2. Managing Diabetes: Oral MedicationWhen people with type 2 diabetes are unable to control blood sugarsufficiently with diet and exercise, medication may be added. There aremany types of diabetes pills available, and they are often used incombination. Some work by stimulating the pancreas to make moreinsulin, and others improve the effectiveness of insulin, or block thedigestion of starches.
  3. 3. Know the name of your diabetesmedications and where they work
  4. 4. Glucophage(metformin)
  5. 5. Actos(pioglitazone)
  6. 6. Januvia Prandin (repaglinide)Glucotrol (glipizide)
  7. 7. Precose (acarbose) / Glyset (Miglitol )
  8. 8. Types of Pills
  9. 9. DDP4 Inhibitors such as Januvia
  10. 10. Find out More Videos and Handouts you can print Washington Association of Diabetes Educatorswww.DiabetesAnswers.org or www.WADEpage.org

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