Medication

People with type 2 diabetes are often prescribed tablets and/or injections by their doctor to help manage their blood glucose levels. Taking medication may be part of your diabetes management plan and is best to be used in combination with a healthy diet and regular physical activity. Diabetes medications do not substitute healthy lifestyle choices. 

Helpful hints 

  • Know the name of all your medications – it’s a good idea to make a list and keep it in your wallet 
  • Know the correct dose of your medications 
  • Understand how your medications work 
  • Know the correct time to take your medications 
  • Know the side effects that your medications may cause.  

Our diabetes education programs include a workshop called MedSmart for information about diabetes medications. 

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