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.
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.
Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use it well. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed.
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.
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insulin and diabetes, storing insulin, taking insulin, and what to do if you run out of insulin or your insulin is out of date can be found on this page.
Information about diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition caused when you have a high blood sugar level, and not enough insulin in your body to break it down to use for energy .
The pancreas is a vital organ that helps the body to digest food and control blood sugar levels. Read about the role of the pancreas and how to keep it healthy.
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.
Type 1 diabetes
Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can be overwhelming. However, while the condition is not curable, there are ways to manage it successfully.
Accidental overdose of medicine
Accidental overdoses on a medicine are very dangerous, but preventable. Learn about the risks, how to avoid them, and the medicines that need special care.