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Medications & insulin for type 2 diabetes

Anti-diabetic agents are medicines that help to lower and control your blood glucose (blood sugar). Several medications are available in New Zealand, and they act in different ways. Your general practice team will talk to you about these medications and let you know what is most appropriate for you.

For more information see What are the alternatives to insulin?

Starting insulin

If you have type 2 diabetes, you may need insulin now, or in the future, but this is something you and your GP will talk about.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by Diabetes Centre, Christchurch Hospital. May 2016.

See also:

Blood glucose (sugar) self-monitoring

Insulin

Metformin

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