Why do I need to take my prescribed medication for diabetes?

Your doctor will advise you on whether you need to take medication to help lower your blood glucose levels.

The main types of blood glucose lowering medication are:

  • Biguanides

  • Sulfonylureas

  • Meglitinides

  • Thiazolidinediones

  • SGLT2 inhibitors

  • α-glucosidase inhibitors

  • Incretin mimetics such as DPP-4 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists