Apart from changing my diet, the other method of controlling my Diabetes is through drugs.
I was initially prescribed two different types of drug – Metformin and Gliclazide. I am now just taking Metformin.
Gliclazide works mainly by stimulating the beta cells in the pancreas, causing more insulin to be produced. This helps to decrease the amount of sugar in your blood. It’s a fast-acting drug designed to reduce blood sugar levels quickly. My GP prescribed this because I had what she described as one of the highest blood sugar levels she had seen in a patient for some time.
Metformin allows the body to make better use of the lower amount of insulin which occurs in the kind of diabetes mellitus known as type 2 diabetes. I am currently taking 3 x Metformin tablets per day, 2 in the morning and one in the evening.