Taking Medication

Learn how to get the most out of your diabetes drugs

By Theresa Garnero

Medication therapy is oftentimes needed to achieve glucose control. Did you know that approximately 50% of people do not take prescriptions correctly? To help resolve this dilemma, there are systems that help taking medication more convenient and reliable (for example, insulin pumps and pens, pill boxes, and drug calendars).

Visit these resources for key information on oral medication and insulin:

Type 1 Medications

Type 2 Medications

Drug Side Effects and Interactions

Storage, Travel, and Safety

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Last Modified Date: July 03, 2013

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by Nicole Purcell
I have a friend, M, who has diabetes and never, ever tests her bloodsugar before she gets behind the wheel. This has always worried me about her. On Wednesday, she had a bad accident after passing out behind the wheel. She hit another car head on. I thank the universe that no one was killed, but she and the driver of the other vehicle were both badly injured. She's got a long healing road ahead of her, as does the woman she hit. I was talking about the...