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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

  • 8 Weeks on a Strict Diet May Get Rid of Diabetes

    May 02, 2016

    When you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (also known as adult-onset diabetes), you’re advised to accept it as a lifelong disease that may require oral medications and—for 50% of people with type 2 diabetes—insulin within 10 years.

    But what if that wasn’t the case? What if you could follow a strict low calorie diet for 2 months and get rid of your diabetes forever? Well, for some of you, it’s possible. See More

  • New Metformin Generic Now in Pharmacies

    March 30, 2016

    Diabetes—specifically type 2 or adult onset diabetes—is a growing epidemic in the United States, in part to the increase in obesity over the past 10 years.

    However, there are several medications that (with healthy diet and excercise) can help keep your blood sugar under control. Glumetza is the newest option to have a generic version approved, which should mean lower prices and more options for you in the near future. See More

  • Is Newly Approved Tresiba the Best Long-Acting Insulin?

    March 03, 2016

    Comparing long-acting insulins? Newly approved Tresiba may come out ahead. With the exception of NPH insulin (the original long-acting insulin—examples include Humulin N and Novolin N), they are all going to cost you. So, if you are already paying big bucks for your long-acting insulin, here are some things to think about:

    What does a long-acting or basal insulin do for me? This is your baseline insulin, the insulin that is secreted to control your sugars when you are not eating (in the fasting state). See More

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Popular Diabetes Type 2 Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Biguanides 5 See Prices
Insulins 381 See Prices
Sulfonylureas 9 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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