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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

  • GoodRx Top 10 Drug Guide: What Are the Most Expensive and Most Popular Drugs in the US

    January 28, 2016

    The new Goodrx Top 10 Lists are in, and this time we take a look back at the end of 2015. These are the most popular and most expensive drugs in the US, and they cover all kinds of conditions from common heart and pain meds to pricey treatments for cancer and genetic disorders.

    To start with—which drugs were filled the most in the last quarter of 2015?

  • Is Metformin the Key to Preventing Aging?

    December 15, 2015

    Metformin is an inexpensive generic drug widely used for type 2 diabetes in the U.S. Although it only costs pennies, it is now featured on the World Health Organization’s list of “essential medications.” Now, metformin (the brand is Glucophage) is also being studied for cancer and aging prevention.

    You may know that metformin works to lower blood sugar and promote weight loss, but these 10 metformin discoveries may still surprise you. See More

  • New Diabetes Supply Prices Now on GoodRx

    November 23, 2015

    You can now find and compare diabetes supplies on GoodRx! Do a search now to see prices for glucose test strips and meters, control solution, syringes and lancets, and more.

    As you may already know, shopping around online will typically get you a lower price than what you’ll find walking in to your local pharmacy.

    To make it even easier to get the most savings, you can now order discounted supplies directly from Total Diabetes Supply—in addition to the low Amazon. 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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