There are lots of new diabetes medications available, and the number is growing rapidly. So it makes sense to stay informed about ones that might be right for you. New insulins are being introduced all the time, and we now have diabetes pills to help you control your blood glucose levels in different ways. There are pills that help you make more insulin, pills that control the release of glucose from your liver into your blood, pills that help your body use insulin better, and pills that slow the absorption of food. Since different medications help control glucose in different ways, many people take two or more diabetes pills to get the most benefit. Your health care provider is your best source of information about new diabetes medications, because your provider knows you and your diabetes.
You can find information on new diabetes medications from other places as well, including publications of the American Diabetes Association, such as Diabetes Forecast, and on the ADA website (www.diabetes.org). Many pharmaceutical companies also maintain websites with information about their new products.