There are many types of medicines used to treat diabetes. The specific medicine will depend on the type of diabetes, as well as the state of your general health. Find out more about insulin, metformin, sulphonylureas and other medications.
Non-insulin based diabetes treatments
Information about non-insulin based diabetes treatments, non-insulin medicines and what to do if you take the wrong type of medicine can be found on this page.
Metformin is a medicine that is commonly prescribed for managing type 2 diabetes. To get metformin, you need to have a prescription written for you by your doctor. Find out more about metformin on this page.
Stay safe while flying with diabetes
If you live with diabetes and travel by plane, forward preparation is crucial. Use these tips on meals, insulin and emergency planning so you arrive safely.
There are many different types of insulin delivery devices available including insulin pens, insulin pumps, insulin jets and syringes. Learn tips on how to use them from a trusted source.
Diabetes is a long-term condition where blood glucose levels become too high as the body either produces little or no insulin, or can't use insulin properly.
The aim of treating your diabetes is to keep blood glucose levels as close to 'normal' as possible. Find out about treatment options for diabetes.
Links to trusted information about hypoglycaemic agents.
Insulin and diabetes
Trusted information about insulin and diabetes, storing insulin, taking insulin, and what to do if you run out of insulin or your insulin is out of date can be found on this page.
Diabetes mellitus, type 1 – a personal story
Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often reassuring and can be helpful. This video interview has been sourced from healthtalkonline.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.