What diabetes medicines are right for me?
There are many types of medicines that can be prescribed to help manage type 2 diabetes. Each medicine works in a different way to control blood glucose levels and each will have their own benefits and side effects.
Metformin, sulfonylureas and insulin are medicines commonly prescribed for diabetes and have been used for many years.
Over the past decades, a number of other glucose-lowering medicines have also become available. These include medicines known as acarbose, gliptins, glitazones, GLP-1 analogues and SGLT2 inhibitors. Read on to learn more about these medicines, or use our Medicine Finder to find out more about the medicines you have been prescribed.