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Diabetes Self Management: Medications

Infusion Devices Such as Insulin Pumps

This FDA Consumer Health Information sheet information about current devices used to help you control your blood sugar, as well as future innovations being researched.

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Insulin and Other Injectable Medications

This ADA website offers information on the different types of insulin sold in the US and how they work in your body.

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Oral Medications To Help You Manage Diabetes

There are many different pills and combinations of medications used for Type 2 Diabetes and this information from the American Diabetes Association can help you sort through them, and read about several drug-drug interactions.

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Alternative Therapies For Diabetes

Many people with diabetes use some type of non-prescription therapy such as vitamins, minerals, herbals, or dietary supplements.  This information will help you know what is safe and what the side-effects or dangers are.

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Information About Your Diabetes Medications

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDKK/NIH) publishes this booklet about diabetes medicines – what they do, how they do it, and what to watch for.

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Information Sheets About Your Diabetes Medications

National Diabetes Education Initiative (NDEI) provides up to date patient information about diabetes, including medicines and how they work in the body to lower blood sugar.

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Tips for Talking with Your Pharmacist

This concise guide provides some helpful tips in discussing your medication regimen with your pharmacist or other healthcare provider.

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Tips for Sticking with Your Medication Plan

This guide provides tools and tips for improving medication adherence and helping you to stay on track with your medication regimen.

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Need Help Paying For Your Medications?

The NeedyMeds website has information on patient assistance programs along with coupons, rebates and other helpful resources.

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