Oral medicines and insulin are an important part of type 2 diabetes treatment. With more than seven types of drug classes available, it’s hard to know if you are taking the one that’s best for you. Find information here to compare drug classes, learn about side effects, starting doses and how the medications work. Staying faithful to a medication regimen is just as important as making good choices for your diet and exercise.
The world of type 2 diabetes has been buzzing with anticipation over the first oral GLP-1 agonist to become approved and available. Oral semaglutide (Rybelsus) got the official nod from the FDA in September 2019 and is now available on pharmacy shelves. What does this mean for the diabetes community? How similar is Rybelsus to Ozempic, injectable semaglutide? Should I expect my doctor to prescribe this for me? Let’s go over what we have learned about this new drug from clinical trials and NovoNordisk, the drug’s manufacturer. How does Rybelsus work? GLP-1 is a hormone that is released when [...]