Diabetes treatment will vary depending on your condition and whether you require treatment for Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. This page will mainly look at the different treatments available for Type 2 diabetes as Type 1 diabetes is most commonly controlled with the help of insulin treatment. Before starting any kind of treatment for Type 2 diabetes, it's important to speak to your doctor in order to get the best idea of how your condition can be treated.
Metformin is widely prescribed for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. It belongs to a group of treatments known as biguanides and works to reduce the amount of glucose in the blood in three ways. Firstly it limits the amount of glucose absorbed from food in the digestive system, secondly it reduces the amount of glucose that is produced by the liver and thirdly it helps your muscles respond better to insulin.
Metformin has been around for 40 years and was one of the first treatments used to treat diabetes.View Prices & Order
Apart from Metformin there are alternative diabetes treatments that can assist in controlling your condition if Metformin isn't completely suitable for you to take. The other diabetes treatment options available are:
Alpha glucosidase inhibitors - these types of treatments work to reduce the degree to which glucose is absorbed from food during the digestion process.
DPP-4 inhibitors - these are new oral diabetes treatments that target an enzyme known as DPP-4 and stop it from destroying a hormone known as incretin. Incretin plays an extremely important part in insulin production.
Glitazones – these diabetes treatments focus mainly on insulin sensitivity and aim to reduce the body's resistance to insulin.
Sulphonylureas - similar to prandial glugose regulators, this treatment also promotes insulin production by the pancreas, but also enhances your body's response to this hormone.
Prescription treatment isn't usually the first method of treatment. Depending on a person's health, a doctor may first make recommendations for lifestyle adjustments to help regulate blood glucose levels.
As diabetes is mostly caused as a result of lifestyle factors, it can be helpful to change to a healthier diet, do more exercise, lose any additional weight and limit alcohol consumption. Simply making these changes could make a big difference to your blood glucose level, which could mean that you may not require additional prescription diabetes treatment to help treat your condition.
It's important to monitor your blood sugar level if you have any form of diabetes, however you may have to monitor your blood glucose level more often depending on whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes as well as the type of treatment you are using. If you have diabetes, it's important to know when blood glucose is too high, but also too low.
The most common way this can be done is with the help of a finger prick blood test. Your doctor will go through this process with you.
Metformin is available to order online from OnlineClinic, however we ask all our patients to complete a confidential consultation when they place their order so our doctor can make sure that this treatment is right for them. It's also important that you only place an order for Metformin if you've been previously recommended a treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Once our doctor has reviewed your consultation a prescription will be issued and sent to our pharmacy where it will be dispensed for delivery so that you can start your treatment as soon as possible. Should you not be approved for this treatment, you will not be charged.