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Medication For Type 2 Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes are often given medications including insulin to help control their blood glucose levels. Most of these medications are in the form of tablets, but some are given by injection. Tablets or injections are intended to be used in conjunction with healthy eating and regular physical activity, not as a substitute. Diabetes tablets are not an oral form of insulin.Speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any problems. An alternative medication is usually available. All people with diabetes need to check their glucose levels on a regular basis. When taking medication, you may need to check your glucose levels more often to keep you safe and to ensure the medication is having the desired effect. In Australia there are seven classes of medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes: Biguanides Sulphonylureas Thiazolidinediones (Glitazones) Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors. Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) inhibitors Incretin mimetics Sodium-glucose transporter (SGLT2) inhibitors Your doctor will talk to you about which tablets are right for you, when to take your tablets and how much to take. Your doctor can also tell you about any possible side effects. You should Continue reading >>

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  1. * ACE inhibitors role

    * ACE inhibitors role in Diabetic nepthropathy ??

    i searched this ...couldnt come up with a clear answer
    Any thoughts ?

  2. drona99 - 03/08/11 03:32

    In diabetic nephropathy initial stage -hyperfilteration
    If u rememeber angiotensin II acts more on efferent arteriole than afferent arteriole so it maintains GFR.
    In DM there is arteriosclerosis of effrenet arteriole more than affrent so further increases GFR [hyperfilteration]
    Now when we give ACE inhibitors we decrease the formation of angio II so ;efferent arteriole constriction is decreases .;so helps in prevention of hyperfilteration

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