Diabetes, Type 2 Medications

Definition of Diabetes, Type 2:

Type 2 diabetes is characterized by "insulin resistance" as body cells do not respond appropriately when insulin is present. This is a more complex problem than type 1, but is sometimes easier to treat, since insulin is still produced, especially in the initial years. Type 2 may go unnoticed for years in a patient before diagnosis, since the symptoms are typically milder (no ketoacidosis) and can be sporadic. However, severe complications can result from unnoticed type 2 diabetes, including renal failure, and coronary artery disease. Type 2 diabetes was formerly known by a variety of partially misleading names, including "adult-onset diabetes", "obesity-related diabetes", "insulin-resistant diabetes", or "non-insulin-dependent diabetes" (NIDDM). It may be caused by a number of diseases, such as hemochromatosis and polycystic ovary syndrome, and can also be caused by certain types of medications (e.g. long-term steroid use). About 90-95% of all North American cases of diabetes are type 2, and about 20% of the population over the age of 65 is a type 2 diabetic. The fraction of type 2 diabetics in other parts of the world varies substantially, almost certainly for environmental and lifestyle reasons. There is also a strong inheritable genetic connection in type 2 diabetes: having relatives (especially first degree) with type 2 is a considerable risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. The majority of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus are obese - chronic obesity leads to increased insulin resistance that can develop into diabetes, most likely because adipose tissue is a (recently identified) source of chemical signals (hormones and cytokines).

Drugs (by generic name) associated with Diabetes, Type 2

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Diabetes, Type 2. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

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miglitol systemic (Pro, More...)
class: alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
1 review
   
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10
insulin lispro / insulin lispro protamine systemic (More...)
class: insulin
1 review
   
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10
glimepiride / pioglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviews
   
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10
bromocriptine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dopaminergic antiparkinsonism agents, prolactin inhibitors
0 reviews
   
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10
chromium picolinate systemic (More...)
class: minerals and electrolytes
6 reviews
   
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9.3
repaglinide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: meglitinides
5 reviews
   
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9.3
insulin aspart / insulin aspart protamine systemic (More...)
class: insulin
1 review
   
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9.3
insulin detemir systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
11 reviews
   
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9.1
glimepiride / rosiglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
1 review
   
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9.0
pramlintide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: amylin analogs
1 review
   
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9.0
linagliptin / metformin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
1 review
   
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9.0
insulin isophane systemic (More...)
class: insulin
1 review
   
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9.0
chlorpropamide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
0 reviews
   
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9.0
canagliflozin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: SGLT-2 inhibitors
24 reviews
   
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8.8
insulin inhalation, rapid acting systemic (More...)
class: insulin
3 reviews
   
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8.8
insulin isophane / insulin regular systemic (More...)
class: insulin
0 reviews
   
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8.8
insulin glulisine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
1 review
   
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8.7
liraglutide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: incretin mimetics
220 reviews
   
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8.6
insulin glargine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
16 reviews
   
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8.6
glimepiride systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
20 reviews
   
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8.5
exenatide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: incretin mimetics
117 reviews
   
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8.1
insulin lispro systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
3 reviews
   
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8.0
glipizide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
17 reviews
   
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7.7
saxagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
9 reviews
   
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7.6
metformin / sitagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
26 reviews
   
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7.3
sitagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
33 reviews
   
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7.2
metformin / pioglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
6 reviews
   
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7.2
glyburide / metformin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
3 reviews
   
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7.2
nateglinide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: meglitinides
0 reviews
   
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7.0
glyburide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
5 reviews
   
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6.8
insulin aspart systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
5 reviews
   
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6.7
metformin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: non-sulfonylureas
63 reviews
   
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6.4
rosiglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: thiazolidinediones
7 reviews
   
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6.0
metformin / saxagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
6 reviews
   
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6.0
metformin / rosiglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
3 reviews
   
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6.0
pioglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: thiazolidinediones
27 reviews
   
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5.4
colesevelam systemic (Pro, More...)
class: bile acid sequestrants
5 reviews
   
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5.4
linagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
15 reviews
   
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4.9
tolazamide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
0 reviews
   
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2.0
alogliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
1 reviewNot rated
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simvastatin / sitagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations, antihyperlipidemic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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tolbutamide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
0 reviewsNot rated
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troglitazone systemic (More...)
class: thiazolidinediones
0 reviewsNot rated
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acetohexamide systemic (More...)
class: sulfonylureas
0 reviewsNot rated
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albiglutide systemic (More...)
class: incretin mimetics
0 reviewsNot rated
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insulin zinc systemic (More...)
class: insulin
0 reviewsNot rated
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acarbose systemic (Pro, More...)
class: alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
0 reviewsNot rated
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glipizide / metformin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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dapagliflozin systemic (More...)
class: SGLT-2 inhibitors
0 reviewsNot rated
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alogliptin / pioglitazone systemic (More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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insulin regular systemic (More...)
class: insulin
0 reviewsNot rated
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alogliptin / metformin systemic (More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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insulin zinc extended systemic (More...)
class: insulin
0 reviewsNot rated
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metformin / repaglinide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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Alternative treatments for Diabetes, Type 2

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Diabetes, Type 2. Their efficacy may not have been scientifially tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Diabetes, Type 2.

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Synonym(s): Diabetes; Noninsulin-dependent Diabetes; Type 2 Diabetes

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