Medications to manage diabetes
There have also been great developments in medication for people with diabetes over the years. There are many types available, all working in different ways and targeting different body processes. For this reason, treatment is very individual and although there are guidelines for first line treatment, it may be a bit of trial and error to optimise blood glucose control whilst balancing any issues with tolerance/safety. If treatment is started it is still important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent/delay progression of diabetes and subsequent medications being added.