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

  • What’s Invokana? 10 Things You Need to Know

    September 30, 2014

    Invokana (canagliflozin) is one of the new oral medications for adult onset diabetes. It’s expensive but has many upsides. Taken usually in combination with metformin it is a rising star in the treatment of diabetes. Here is what you need to know to help you decide: worth it or not?

    1. Invokana is taken as a 100 mg tablet once daily before breakfast, increasing to a 300 mg tablet once a day if you have normal kidney function.
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  • Trulicity: New Weekly Diabetes Med Approved

    September 26, 2014

    Trulicity (dulaglutide) is a new once-weekly injection approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, in combination with diet and exercise. It was approved by the FDA on September 18, 2014.

    When will Trulicity be available?

    According to the manufacturer, Eli Lilly and Company, the anticipated availability date for Trulicity is later this year.

    What are the available forms and recommended dosages for Trulicity?

    Trulicity is available in 0. See More

  • 2014 Brings Two New Weight Loss Drugs!

    September 16, 2014

    Do we have better meds for weight loss now? September brought news of two new weight loss medications, Contrave and Saxenda. Funny thing is both of them are drugs used for other indications, now approved for weight loss. So these meds have been around, in one form or another. These two will join Belviq, Qsymia, and orlistat (available over the counter as Alli).

    The newest drug available for weight loss is Contrave which is a combination of two older drugs: bupropion and naltrexoneSee 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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