Patients, who suffer from type 2 diabetes mellitus, in addition to a special diet, are also prescribed for drug treatment, which is selected individually and periodically adjusted for blood sugar levels.
For type 2 diabetes mellitus treatment, hypoglycemic drugs are prescribed; they stimulate insulin secretion, increase sensitivity of tissues to this hormone and reduce the absorption of glucose in the intestine. The type of drug, its dose and mode of reception are to be selected individually. The most popular hypoglycemic agents are metformin, glibenclamide, nateglinide, pioglitazone, acarbose.
To monitor the effectiveness once in 3 months (or more often - according to the indications) laboratory tests and examination of a doctor-endocrinologist should be conducted.