Diabetes Treatments

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Finding the right diabetes treatment for you can be difficult. This section is packed with research, information and reviews on the most common diabetes treatments, including oral medications, insulin, alternative treatments, diabetes diet plans and more. Read first-hand reviews from other people with diabetes about treatment side effects and benefits, and learn more about the latest diabetes treatment research.

Latest Diabetes Treatment Reviews

ACE Inhibitors


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Pros: Lisinopril is usually the least-expensive, first option for blood pressure treatment. Ramipril is another drug in this class.

Cons: Common side effects include coughing.

Overall: Lisinopril made me so dizzy I couldn't sit up. Ramipril gave me a cough that felt as bad as if I had been battling pneumonia.

By tmana

Glipizide


Works for some. Beware of side effects.
 

Pros: One of the older "standard" (and available generically) diabetes drugs; inexpensive.

Cons: Side effects.

Overall: The Other Half experienced severe leg cramps from this medication when the doctor upped the dose. (I was surprised to find "leg cramps" among the common adverse effects for this drug.) His dose was dialed back and an injectable drug added in to his regimen.

By tmana