Thursday, June 04, 2009

New Treatments Offer Hope for Type 2 Diabetes

According to a recent article, there are new treatments that offer hope for those with Type 2 Diabetes.

In this article, new medications and types of insulin continue to come forward each year. There are types of insulin ranging from rapid-acting to short-acting to long-acting. Multiple categories of diabetes pills are helpful ranging from sulfonylureas, biguanides, thiazolidinediones, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, and meglitinides. All work in different ways to lower blood sugar, stimulate the pancreas to release more insulin, improve insulin's effectiveness, or block enzymes that help digest starches to slow the rise in blood sugar.

In the past two to four years, two treatments have emerged as growing choices among diabetic patients because they show the ability to effectively control diabetes with little risk of weight gain, a side effect for many patients.

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