An overview of type 2 diabetes medications presented by Dr. Keith Dawson. Part of Live Well with Diabetes.
Have available as you know medication comes in there are about 7 groups or classes of such medication the production of glucose by your liver while also the second group of agents are called sulfonylureas and the agents that we have available include glyburide or diabeta, gliclazide or diamicron, and amaryl or glimepiride. similar it in a way to the sulfonylureas in that
They produce insulin and lower blood sugar in that manner these are short-acting agents that are taken one called gluconorm or repaglinide and the the fourth set of agents we have available are called thiazolidinediones that long name is abbreviated as tzd, one is called avandia or rosiglitazone and the other actos or pioglitazone. the fifth group are what’s called
Alpha- glucosidase inhibitors carbohydrate and sugars in your intestine and the next group of agents available in canada are called incretins firstly they stimulate hormones that increase and as well they reduce glucose production from their two classes of these drugs one is a pill form the pill form are called dpp-4 inhibitors and there are two available in canada one
Called januvia or sitagliptin and then there is the injectable forms of the there are 2 available in north america one called byetta or exenatide and the other called victoza or liraglutide these are taken by injection either twice a day in the case of byetta of importance they don’t cause a low blood sugar insulin is always taken by injection because it’s destroyed if
You tried to eat it by the acid of the stomach most of the cells of the body.
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Diabetes Medication Classes By Hesham Nabih