Types of Hypoglycemic Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes

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kidneycare Posted: Sat, Oct 20 2012 6:11 AM

For people with typ2 Diabetes, choosing the proper types of hypoglycemic medicines is very important. Clinically, there are several types of hypoglycemic medicines that are used in treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. Clinically, which type of hypoglycemic medicines will be prescribed by doctors based on their body mass index(BMI), beta cell function, liver and kidney function and whether the patient has any accompanying diseases. The following will introduce about several main types of hypoglycemic medicines so to help you have a clear understanding.

1. Sulfonylurea drugs

Sulfonylurea drugs mainly include Gliclazide, Glipizide, glyburide, glimepiride, etc. Those medicines mainly function to lower blood sugar levels by combining beta cells on pancreatic beta cell membrane and promoting the secretion of insulin.

If people choose Sulfonylurea medicines, they will need not to delay their meals. Not taking the medicines timely or improperly intensifying labor activity may easily cause hypoglycemia. Side effects of the Sulfonylurea medicines mainly include gastrointestinal tract symptoms-vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, skin itching, etc. 95% of the residuals of gliquidones are discharged through gastrointestinal tract, so it is suitable for people who have slight to moderate renal insufficiency. As Sulfonylurea medicines easily cause weight gain, people on those medicines will have to control their diet and do exercise more carefully.

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