Diabetes Treatment

Diabetic Pills


You have reached the level of Type II diabetes, and therefore, most of the theoretical and practical aspects of managing diabetes are known very well to you. Day to day management of a diabetic body is much like managing a small scale manufacturing unit. Insulin injections are routine and over the time,  you get quite resistant to the fear of medication. The never-ending research brings to your doorsteps the information about the late developments in the field, assuming you are a member of the local association for the diabetics. For years now, diabetic 'pills' are doing rounds and they have brought success in a fair measure to many of the permanent diabetes patients.

Before venturing upon the pills or medications, which is the most convenient way from the point of view of administration, you need to consult your doctor about the level of your insulin requirements. There are many types of pills. You are supposed to know whether you require a particular type of pill or a combination of pills, and whether you still need to take the insulin shots, along with the pills or not? The treatment options may vary from individual to individual, depending upon the level of diabetes. Self-medication is certainly not advisable, for some of these pills have not-so-nice side effects.

The main objective of the pills is to control the blood glucose levels, to regulate the metabolism, and to breakdown and digest the starches. Some of the well-known names as regards the pills are: Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, Biguanides, Meglitinides, Sulfonylureas and Thiasolidinediones.

As with any other diabetes medication, it is necessary to take these pills, as per the prescribed doses– nothing more and nothing less. Don't think that pills are panacea. Only Type II diabetes is to be treated with pills. These pills show their results very well when you have dietary planning and exercise. But, the nature of the diabetes is mysterious. The pills do not work well with every patient. The blood glucose level goes down when you start taking the pills, but it doesn't reach the normal level. If you are a new diabetic patient, the chances are that these pills would work very well for you. Sometimes the pills stop working if you have been taking them for a very long time. The reasons for this are unknown. In that case, use a combination therapy, in consultation with your doctor. It is a trial and error method and needs persistent efforts. The diabetes needs to be reined in, but the question is how? That has been quite a formidable question and has stood for very long before a gigantic army of researchers all over the world. Let's see when it finally gets answered.