Doctors prescribe medicines because they are important for your health. There are a lot of different medicines that can be used to treat your diabetes. Diabetes can be controlled by pills, insulin, or other medicines that you take in shots. These medicines work on different parts of your body to keep blood sugars in good control. No matter what kind of medicines are used to control your diabetes, adherence and education about these medicines is important.

In general, the longer you have had Type 2 diabetes, the more likely you are to need more medicines like insulin. Always talk to your provider about any worries you have about your medicines.