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Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answeredIf you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you may not need to take any medication. The primary ways to manage type 2 diabetes are sticking to a proper diet and exercise program, and testing blood glucose levels regularly to make sure they're within a target range. However, you may need some medications to help stabilize your blood glucose levels and keep them within as normal a range as possible. These medications-whether pills, insulin, or other medicines-help maintain sufficient insulin in the body. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, and is required to stabilize blood glucose levels.
Ronald Tamler, MD, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, answered on behalf of The Mount Sinai Health System
Metformin is the most commonly used drug to treat type 2 diabetes. In this video, Ronald Tamler, MD, clinical director of the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center, talks about common drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes.