Oral Diabetes Medication Are Used With Which Diabetes Types?

What Types of Oral Diabetes Medication Are Used With Which Diabetes Types? 

There are several oral diabetes medications, and it is important for patients to discuss each one with their physician. The type of oral diabetes medication used is based on the patient’s condition, overall health and other relevant factors. If you have diabetes and are unsure about what type of oral medication you need, contact your Baptist Health primary care physician. 

(Historically, brittle diabetes was defined as severe glycemic instability of blood glucose levels with frequent and unpredictable episodes of hypoglycemia and/or diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) that disrupt life activities)

Rybelsus 

There are several factors to consider when taking Rybelsus. While it is not dangerous to use with other diabetes medications, it can increase the risk of hypoglycemia. It may also delay gastric emptying. In addition, it may affect the absorption of oral medications. It is important to use this medication according to instructions. It is also important to monitor patients closely. 

Acarbose 

Acarbose is a complex oligosaccharide used to delay the absorption of carbohydrates, resulting in a slower rise in blood glucose concentration after meals. It also reduces the amount of glycosylated hemoglobin, a key measure of type 2 diabetes, in patients. 

Miglitol 

Miglitol is an oral medication used to treat high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. It works in the intestine to slow the digestion of carbohydrates and lower blood glucose levels. It should be taken with a meal in order to have the best effect. The medication must be taken with a meal to prevent the risk of developing postprandial hyperglycemia, which is the result of high blood sugar levels after eating. 

Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists 

A GLP-1 receptor agonist is a prescription drug that can control blood glucose levels in the body. It is sometimes used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. But they also come with several contraindications and side effects. This is why an interprofessional team is needed to properly manage patients who are prescribed them. 

Liraglutide 

Liraglutide is an oral medication that helps the body’s cells turn glucose into energy. It helps manage blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes is associated with insulin resistance, which means the body cannot make enough insulin. This can lead to complications. 

Dulaglutide 

Dulaglutide is an injectable medication used to help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels. It is generally prescribed when other types of oral medications have not been effective enough to keep blood sugar levels within normal limits. It is injected under the skin once a week. The medication works by binding to the GLP-1 receptors in the body and triggering the release of insulin. The drug also reduces the amount of glucose stored in the liver. 

Semaglutide 

Semaglutide is an oral medication that can be used to treat diabetes. It is also used to treat hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. People with diabetes who are on semaglutide need to monitor their blood sugar levels carefully. Low blood sugar symptoms include dizziness, thirst, and irritability. People with severe hypoglycemia may require an injection of glucagon to treat the problem. Other common side effects of semaglutide include increased thirst and urination.