Is there a diabetic diet that's based on the type of medications you're taking? I need to lose a lot of weight, but unfortunately we can't afford to purchase the good foods we all should be eating each day.
Medications for diabetes are based on your glucose levels, not on the food you are eating. The only time the medication might be altered due to your food intake is for mealtime insulin. Some people adjust their mealtime insulin based upon the amount of carbs they anticipate they will be eating. This is called advanced carb counting or matching insulin to carbs. There are some medicines that are more weight friendly, such as GLP1 injectables, metformin and DDP4 inhibitors. If weight is an issue for you, talk to your doctor about whether one of these medications might help.