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What do I do if oral diabetes drugs do not help?

There is a possibility that oral diabetes medications won’t help you at all. Or they may help, but only for a while. Sulfonylureas stop working for 5 to 10 percent of people within a year. Eventually, they stop working for another 50 percent. If oral medications no longer help you reach your target blood glucose levels, adding insulin to your diabetes care plan is usually the next step.

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