However, treatment/management options and preventions are available.
Insulin therapy aims to replace the insulin that the body does not produce through injection, pen, or pump.
This medication is unavailable in the form of a pill as the acids in your body destroy it before it even enters the bloodstream. There are five different types of insulin, varying depends on the duration of effectiveness and how long it will last on the body.
All people with type 1 diabetes have insulin injection as the only option for controlling blood sugar levels. However, people with type 2 diabetes also need to take insulin injections when oral medications, exercises, and a healthy diet are not showing effects in maintaining the blood sugar level.
Oral Medication for Diabetes
An oral medication, or diabetes pills, helps the body to produce more insulin or improve insulin sensitivity and response. This type of medication is most effective with meal planning and exercise. Examples of oral diabetes medications include metformin and glibenclamide.
Currently, there is research being done on creating an oral form of insulin. This medication would work to improve blood sugar control and insulin levels, without the need for needle pricks.
In some cases, oral medications for diabetes are not enough or lose effectiveness. Some doctors initiate insulin monotherapy wherein the treatment will require insulin alone and will stop the oral medication.