Diabetes Type 2

What is Diabetes Type 2?

Diabetes type 2 is a condition in which the body is resistant to insulin resulting in high blood sugar levels. Symptoms include fatigue, hunger, thirst, increased urination, and tingling in feet and hands.

Treatment for diabetes type 2 includes medication, diet, and exercise. Common drug classes used to treat diabetes type 2 are biguanides, insulins, sulfonylureas, gliptins, glitazones, sulfonylurea / biguanide combinations, gliptin / biguanide combinations, GLP-1 agonists, ergot derivatives, glinides, glitazone / biguanide combinations, alpha glucosidase inhibitors, amlyn analogues, glitazone / sulfonylurea combinations, gliptin / statin combinations, gliptin / glitazone combinations, SGLT2 inhibitors, and glinide / biguanide combinations.

Savings Tips for Diabetes Type 2

  • New Insulin Toujeo: Now Approved and Available Soon!

    March 26, 2015

    On February 25, 2015, the FDA approved Toujeo—a long-acting insulin indicated to improve sugar control in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

    When will Toujeo be available?

    According to the manufacturer, Sanofi-Aventis, Toujeo will be available at the beginning of the second quarter in 2015.

    What is long-acting insulin?

    Long-acting insulin can also be referred to as basal insulin. Long-acting insulin lowers blood sugar levels slowly and evenly for up to 24 hours. See More

  • TRUEtrack vs TRUEtest Test Strips: What’s the Difference?

    January 26, 2015

    The TRUEtrack and TRUEtest blood glucose test strip boxes look nearly identical because they are both made by the same company, Nipro Diagnostics, and they can be very difficult to tell apart. The problem is that the TRUEtrack and TRUEtest strips will only work in their respective meters and cannot be interchanged, so you need to know which type your meter takes. Here’s a quick guide:

    TRUEtrack:

    These test strips are only used with the meter TRUETrack blood glucose meter. See More

  • Is Coffee Bad for You?

    January 22, 2015

    Is drinking coffee bad for me? For a drink as popular as coffee, its physiologic effects are something you should learn about. You will be reassured I’m sure.

    The Good

    Maintaining alertness is a well-known benefit and what most of us rely on caffeine for. But what else? Every day my patients ask me if coffee is bad for their heart. In addition to caffeine coffee contains polyphenols which are dietary antioxidants. See More

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Popular Diabetes Type 2 Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Glucophage
(metformin)
Biguanides 5 See Prices
Lantus Insulins 389 See Prices
Glucophage XR
(metformin er)
Biguanides 6 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Diabetes Type 2 Drug Classes

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