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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