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
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November 14, 2013
Express Scripts and Caremark have removed certain medications from their formulary starting in January 2014. These companies handle prescription benefits for more than 200 million Americans, so your prescription coverage will likely be changing in the new year.
We’re reviewing which prescriptions will no longer be covered and the suggested alternatives to give you a better picture of your options. There have been some big changes to the coverage on diabetes meds removed from each formulary, particularly when it comes to insulin:
Removed medications: Humalog and Humulin insulins || Suggested Alternatives: Apidra, Novolog, or Novolin insulins
The Caremark exclusions here include Humalog, Humalog 50/50, Humalog 75/25, Humulin N, Humulin R, and Humulin 70/30 (but not Humulin U-500). See More
November 14, 2013
Have you been recently diagnosed with diabetes, or perhaps you are a long-time diabetic in need of a meter upgrade? Look no further—listed below are popular diabetic supply manufacturers and what THEY can offer YOU for FREE (or at a low cost)!
Most manufacturers are willing to give away blood glucose testing meters with the expectation that you will continue to buy their brand of test strips, and many have discounts or assistance programs available to help you save on the test strips as well. See More
November 06, 2013
A third of patients with adult onset diabetes take supplements. Many non-diabetics take supplements thinking it may prevent the onset of diabetes. Well, this is an area where there are many years of good studies. So know this: there are two types of “medications”: those that work and those that don’t. Same goes for supplements. Supplements and vitamins are not tested for safety or efficacy before they are marketed to you so don’t waste your money on something that hasn’t been shown to work. See More
Popular Diabetes Type 2 Drugs
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions written for the brand and generic versions of each drug,
regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.