Medications for type 2 diabetes fact sheet
When you are first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you may not need to take medication. Over time, you may need glucose-lowering medication to help keep blood glucose levels in the target range and to reduce the risk of developing diabetes-related complications. These medications may be in the form of tablets or injectable medications. The type and dose of medication you take will continue to change with your needs. Your doctor will review the medications you are taking regularly to ensure you receive the best care possible.
Read more in our fact sheet Medications for type 2 diabetes.