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Medication for type 2 diabetes
Diabetes drugs
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Medication for type 2 diabetes

November 24th, 2015 | by Australian Association
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
DPP-4 inhibitors
Diabetes drugs
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DPP-4 inhibitors

November 24th, 2015 | by Australian Association
Chemical name: Linagliptin Saxagliptin Sitagliptin Vildagliptin Points to remember about DPP-4 inhibitors They work by inhibiting the enzyme DPP-4. This enhances the levels of active incretin hormones which act to lower blood
Alpha Glucosidase Inhibitors
Diabetes drugs
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Alpha Glucosidase Inhibitors

November 24th, 2015 | by Australian Association
Chemical name: Acarbose Points to remember about alpha glucosidase inhibitors They help to slow down the digestion and absorption of certain dietary carbohydrates in the stomach (intestine). Taken on their own, they don’t cause
Thiazolidinediones (glitazones)
Diabetes drugs
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Thiazolidinediones (glitazones)

November 24th, 2015 | by Australian Association
Chemical name: Rosiglitazone Pioglitazone Points to remember about thiazolidinediones (glitazones) They help to lower blood glucose levels by increasing the effect of your own insulin, especially on muscle and fat cells, i.e.
Sulphonylureas
Diabetes drugs
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Sulphonylureas

November 24th, 2015 | by Australian Association
This group of insulin tablets stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin. Chemical name: Gliclazide Gliclazide Glibenclamide Glipizide Glimepiride Points to remember about sulphonylureas Sulphonylureas lower blood glucose
Biguanides
Diabetes drugs
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Biguanides

November 24th, 2015 | by Australian Association
Chemical name: Metformin Points to remember about biguanides This group of insulin tablets helps to lower blood glucose levels by reducing the amount of stored glucose released by the liver, slowing the absorption of glucose from
Diabetes in Australia
Uncategorized
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Diabetes in Australia

October 2nd, 2015 | by Australian Association
Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system. Facts about diabetes 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes Around 1.7
Myths & facts – diabetes
Uncategorized
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Myths & facts – diabetes

October 2nd, 2015 | by Australian Association
There are many myths about diabetes which may make it hard to understand. To cut through the confusion, we’ve broken down some of the common misconceptions: Myth- Diabetes is not serious Fact- There is no such thing as
Prevention
Prevention
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Prevention

October 2nd, 2015 | by Australian Association
There are different types of diabetes; the three main types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. At this stage, only about 58% of type 2 diabetes can be prevented. Type 1 At present, type 1 diabetes cannot be
Maintaining a healthy weight
Lefestyle changes
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Maintaining a healthy weight

October 2nd, 2015 | by Australian Association
One of the most important aspects of diabetes management is to maintain a healthy body weight. Being overweight not only increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers, it also makes your diabetes harder to manage.