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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.
Insulin and Diabetes - VHL Video
When you have diabetes, your body can’t process glucose, or blood sugar. That’s why you need insulin. Watch and learn more about insulin, how you use it, and how it keeps you healthy.
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