If you take diabetes medicine, it’s a good idea to work with your doctor to create a personal medicine plan. Starting a diabetes medicine may seem like a lot to handle. But when you know how to take it and follow the instructions, it can be more manageable.
Your plan will tell you:
Your plan will be based on:
Your need for diabetes medicine may go up and down all day and depends on different things. For instance:
Your doctor will help you determine how much medicine you need. Be sure to check with him or her before you make any changes in your doses of diabetes medicine.
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To get the full benefits of your diabetes medicine(s), you need to take them exactly as directed by your doctor. That can be challenging sometimes. Maybe you aren’t comfortable with pills or injections. Or you find medicine hard to fit in your daily routine. Here are some tips to help you stay on track and some ways to get past issues that many people face.
Adding or changing medicines can be challenging for many people. Here are ways you can make sure you have the right support from the beginning: