Anti-diabetic

Anti-diabetic
Anti-diabetic drugs used in diabetes treat diabetes mellitus by lowering glucose levels in the blood. There are a few exceptions to the way this medication are administered. They include insulin, exenatide, liraglutide and pramlintide which are all administered orally and are known as oral hypoglycemic agents or oral antihyperglycemic agents. Preference of treatment is dependent on the nature of the diabetes, age and situation of the person, as well as other factors.

Types

Diabetes mellitus Type 1- is a disease caused by the lack of insulin which requires the injection of insulin.

Diabetes mellitus Type 2 - is a disease of insulin resistance by cells and the most common type of diabetes treatment usually vary and could be any of the following (a) Agents that increase the amount of insulin secreted by the pancreas (b) Agents that increase the sensitivity of target organs to insulin, and (c) Agents that decrease the rate at which glucose is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.

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