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

  • World Diabetes Day 2014 is This Friday!

    November 12, 2014

    On November 14, 1991, the first ever World Diabetes Day was born! For over 20 years now people have been coming together on November 14 to raise diabetes awareness and collect supplies for patients in need.

    World Diabetes Day is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and became recognized as an official United Nations Day seven years ago, in 2007.

    Each year a new theme is chosen to reflect the issues that are affecting the diabetic community. See More

  • New Bydureon Pen for Diabetes Now Available

    November 10, 2014

    The FDA recently approved a new PEN form of diabetes injection Bydureon (exenatide), which is gaining popularity and causing mix-ups at the pharmacy.

    The existing Bydureon vial and the new pen contain the same medication, but the two forms are not interchangeable—your pharmacist will need to fill the form your doctor has prescribed.

    What is Bydureon?

    Bydureon is a non-insulin injection used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, along with proper diet and exercise. See More

  • Is Trulicity Better Than Victoza or Bydureon?

    November 04, 2014

    The newest of the injectable diabetes medications which also helped diabetics lose weight is Trulicity, just approved in September 2014. Given that Trulicity has a low incidence of hypoglycemia and mild gastrointestinal side effects it will become a good option for type II diabetics.

    Is it better than the other new diabetes meds?

    Trulicity lowered Hgb A1C slightly more than, or the same as, Bydureon, Victoza, and the oral pills Januvia and metformin (Glucophage). 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 348 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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