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

  • Hyperglycemia vs Hypoglycemia: What’s the Difference?

    June 30, 2017

    If you have diabetes, you’re likely well aware of the issues that can come with blood sugar levels that are too high—or too low. Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) may sound similar, but they can have very different consequences.

    Using too much or too little insulin can affect your blood sugar levels, but even if you aren’t diabetic, you should know that side effects of other medications, not eating enough (or eating too much), or even exercising more than usual can all affect your blood sugar. See More

  • Should You Be Subscribing to Have Your Test Strips Delivered?

    June 16, 2017

    If you have diabetes, you’re probably no stranger to checking your own blood sugar with a little portable device known as a glucose meter. For those of you who don’t—to get a blood sugar reading, glucose meters require a small amount of blood to be placed on a test strip, and you need a new test strip every time.

    Depending on your situation, your doctor might suggest checking your blood sugar multiple times per day with meals. See More

  • FDA Approves Soliqua for Type 2 Diabetes

    December 13, 2016

    As 2016 comes to a close, we have some news in the world of diabetes medications! The FDA has recently released Soliqua 100/33, a combination medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

    Type 2 diabetes can be very tricky and hard to control. Therefore, the discovery and approval of these new oral and injectable medications are important for healthcare providers and their patients.

    What is Soliqua 100/33 indicated for?

    Soliqua 100/33 is prescribed to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, in conjunction with diet and exercise. See More

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Popular Diabetes Type 2 Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Biguanides 8 See Prices
Biguanides 9 See Prices
Medical Supplies and Devices N/A 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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