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Metformin is a medicine commonly prescribed by doctors for managing type 2 diabetes. It can be used together with other diabetes medicines.

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Diabetes medicines

There are many types of diabetes medicine including insulin, metformin and sulphonylureas. There's no one-size-fits-all medicine for diabetes.

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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.

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Insulin and non-insulin injection devices for diabetes

Insulin and non-insulin medicines used to treat diabetes may need to be injected. Different types of delivery devices available for these medicines include pens, pumps, jets and syringes. Read more on how to use your device safely and effectively here.

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Diabetic ketoacidosis

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 .

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Insulin and diabetes

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insulin and diabetes, storing insulin, taking insulin, and what to do if you run out of insulin or your insulin is out of date can be found on this page.

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A bronchoscopy lets your doctor to see inside your airways and lungs. Find out about the procedure and when you might need a bronchoscopy.

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The pancreas is a vital organ that helps the body digest food and control blood sugar levels. Read about its role and how to keep it healthy.

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Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)

Hypoglycaemia is having too little glucose (sugar) in your blood. Find out what a ‘hypo’ feels like, and how to help someone with a low blood sugar.

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Devices to self-monitor your blood sugar

Information about devices for diabetes testing and monitoring, blood sugar and ketone testing equipment can be found on this page.

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