Medication | Diabetes Hub

Read about the different medications used to manage diabetes, and when you have to inform healthcare professionals about the medications that you are on.

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Medications work in different ways on different body parts

Medications work in different ways on different body parts
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Take medications as prescribed

Take your medication regularly at the correct times
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose
Eat meals regularly to prevent hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
Avoid taking alcohol with medication
Inform your healthcare professional if you are:

Taking metformin before going for any scans (e.g., CT) or procedures.

Experiencing persistent symptoms of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar).

Pregnant or planning to get pregnant before taking medication.

If you're pregnant, your oral medications may not be recommended for use during pregnancy and your doctor may prescribe a different medicine or insulin.

Please visit knowyourmeds and National Drug Formulary (NDF) for more information on medication.
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