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What are Oral Glucose Lowering Medications?

oral glucose lowering medications

A person with type 2 diabetes will often require one or more medications to keep blood glucose levels under control.  These medications are in tablet form and are taken by mouth on a daily basis.  There are eight different classes of these medications, and they each work a little bit differently. 

Your doctor may also prescribe a combination medication, which contains two of these medications in one pill. 


This site was last updated June, 2014.
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