Health: diabetes: oral meds for type II

Self-tutoring about medicine: the tutor looks into oral meds for Type II diabetes.

There are numerous oral medications for type II diabetes. As I understand, each works in one of five ways:

  1. It may cause the pancreas to produce more insulin.
  2. It may make the cells more sensitive to insulin.
  3. It may depress the amount of glucose released from the liver.
  4. It may decrease glucose collection in the kidneys (so some glucose is released in the urine).
  5. It may reduce the rate that the small intestine absorbs glucose.


Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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