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How To Prepare A Routine For Your Diabetes Medication

How To Prepare A Routine For Your Diabetes Medication

This information is part of the Diabetes Type 2 program of the American Diabetes Association. To register, please visit Diabetes.org / LWT2D.



Even if you make changes in lifestyle and healthy choices, and active weight loss, your body may need help. Diabetes is different for everyone. You may have to take medicine, and that does not mean you made a mistake. The medication can help you feel better. Because type 2 diabetes is an ascending disease, you may need additional drugs or insulin over time.

What kind of medications help people with diabetes?

Oral diabetes medications (pills): Some types of pills can help lower blood glucose. Different pills work on glucose in the blood in different ways.


You may need to take more than one pill to control your diabetes.
Insulin: Insulin is injected using an injection or pen insulin in places such as the abdomen, thigh and buttocks. Some types of insulin work quickly to lower blood glucose. Insulin, which works very quickly (short or fast), is often eaten with meals. Other types of insulin last longer. They are called basal insulin and take them once or twice a day. These drugs help control the level of blood glucose between meals and sleep. There is also a quick-acting inhaler insulin in the market.
Other drugs injected: In addition to insulin, there are other drugs for diabetes injected, sometimes every day and sometimes once a week.

How to set up a medication routine
It may be difficult to start a new drug and remember to take it in time. To help, plan the "medication routine".

The medication routine can help you:
Take medicine as part of your daily life.
Take your medicine the way your doctor tells you it's best.
Make the medicine "automatic" so that you spend less time thinking and planning when to take the medicine.

How can I develop a drug routine?

Keep the medicine next to the "trigger" (something you see every day) like a pot of coffee or your toothbrush.
 Then, when using the Player, you will also take your medicine.
Take the medicine at the same time you do something else every day, like breakfast.
Use a small box to help you track what you're picking up and if you've taken it.
Put an alarm on your watch or smartphone to remind you to take your medicine.
Write when and where to take your medicine.
For your dr What medicine and dose of medication (how much should I take)?
What days to take? (For example, every day or once a week)

At what time of day do I take the medicine?

What will you remember?
What supplies do I need? (Such as needles or scalpels)
How do I remember getting packages?ug routine, ask yourself:
The best time of the day in the world of glucose, especially in the case of oral medications aimed at reducing glucose, short-acting or prolonged insulin or a combination of all three. For example, metformin, Actos and Prandin are common drugs for type 2 diabetes.

You can not wait for your diabetes when you are in ... Can I stop taking my diabetes once my blood sugar is under control?
Your body produces ketones when there are not enough to change your insulin injections or diabetes pills.

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