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Understanding Diabetes Medications

Diabetes: Ways to Take Medicine - VHL HealthSheet #89507_VA
There are many kinds of diabetes medicines. Some medicines can be swallowed. Others must be given by a shot (injection). Learn about the main ways of taking medicine for diabetes.
Taking Medicine for Diabetes - VHL HealthSheet #89519_VA
Taking medicines every day, especially shots, may seem overwhelming. But they are powerful tools you can use to stay in control of your health.
Oral Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes - VHL HealthSheet #82114_VA
Diabetes pills can help to manage your blood sugar. These pills are not insulin. They work to manage your blood sugar in several ways.
Types of Insulin - VHL HealthSheet #82116_VA
There are five types of insulin. Some kinds of insulin work fast and other kinds work slowly and last longer.
Insulin: How to Use and Where to Inject - VHL HealthSheet #82112_VA
Insulin won't work if it's swallowed, so it must be given by injection. Your healthcare team will show you how to give yourself insulin injections.
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