Type 2 Diabetes and Medication

Depending on your history and needs, your doctor might prescribe one or more of the following:

Oral medications

Insulin, which may be injected or inhaled

Other injectable drugs, such as a GLP-1 receptor agonist or amylin analogue

In most cases, your doctor will start by prescribing oral medication.

Over time, you might need to add insulin or other injectable drugs to your treatment plan.

Do talk to your doctor about the potential benefits and risks of different medications.