Diabetes: Conventional and Prescription Medications

Prescription medications can cause depletion of important nutrients — such as magnesium — and can interact negatively with other prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs, and can produce a wide range of side effects.  It’s best to consult with your pharmacist regarding any known drug interactions, contraindications, and side effects when you are filling your prescriptions.

For those with type 1 diabetes, insulin injections are indicated. In the case of type 2 diabetes, oral medications are usually prescribed.  These include:

  • Sulfonylureas
  • Biguanides
  • Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
  • Thiazolidinediones
  • Meglitinides11

Additional Information about Diabetes

  1. Diabetes Overview
  2. Common symptoms of diabetes
  3. Common causes of diabetes
  4. Natural and alternative treatments for diabetes
  5. Dietary and lifestyle recommendations that may help in the treatment of diabetes
  6. Cited Sources and Additional Reading for diabetes

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