Medications for Diabetes, Type 1
Other names: Insulin Dependent Diabetes; Juvenile onset diabetes; Type 1 Diabetes; Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong disorder caused by an autoimmune attack on the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, which means the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone that allows glucose (sugar) to be taken up into cells to produce energy. It is vital for our survival. People with full-blown type 1 diabetes require regular daily injections or infusions of insulin to keep them alive.
Although it can be diagnosed at any age, children are more likely than adults to develop type 1 diabetes with peaks in presentation occurring between the ages of five to seven and around the time of puberty. Males are more likely to be affected and environmental conditions likely play a role in addition to being more genetically susceptible. 1 in 300 children and adolescents develop type 1 diabetes by age 20 years, but those born to people with the condition already are at increased odds with 1 in 40 offspring of mothers and 1 in 15 offspring of fathers developing it. An estimated 1.6 million Americans have type 1 diabetes.
Worldwide, there is a wide geographical variation in presentation; for example, people in the U.S are much more likely to develop type 1 diabetes than people in China. Finland has the highest rate of type 1 diabetes in the world.
Drugs used to treat Diabetes, Type 1
The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.
Frequently asked questions
- What foods should I eat or avoid for hypoglycemia?
- Can you have hypoglycemia without diabetes?
- Which type of insulin has the longest duration of action?
- Basaglar and Lantus - What is the difference between them?
- When should I take Lantus?
- Levemir vs Lantus: What's the difference?
- What is the difference between regular insulin and lispro (Humalog)?
- Does Lantus insulin need to be refrigerated?
- How to test for hypoglycemia at home?
Alternative treatments for Diabetes, Type 1
The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Diabetes, Type 1. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically 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 1.
Learn more about Diabetes, Type 1
- Diabetes Medications and Alcohol Interactions
- OneTouch Blood Glucose Meters
- Top 10 Diabetes Treatments You May Have Missed
- Diabetes and your Skin
- Diabetic Gastroparesis
- Diabetic Hyperglycemia
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- How to Draw Up Insulin
- Hypoglycemia in a Person with Diabetes
Symptoms and treatments
Medicine.com guides (external)
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|Activity||Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.|
|Rx/OTC||Prescription or Over-the-counter.|
|Off-label||This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.|
|EUA||An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.|
|Expanded Access||Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.|
|A||Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).|
|B||Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.|
|C||Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.|
|D||There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.|
|X||Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.|
|N||FDA has not classified the drug.|
|Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule|
|M||The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.|
|U||CSA Schedule is unknown.|
|N||Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.|
|1||Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.|
|2||Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.|
|3||Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.|
|4||Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.|
|5||Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.|
|X||Interacts with Alcohol.|
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