One Drop Guide to T2D Meds

Managing type 2 diabetes can require a lot of effort! In addition to checking your blood sugar, you have to incorporate a healthy diet and regular exercise. Your doctor may also prescribe medications to help you manage your type 2 diabetes. Most medications fall into one of the following classes: Biguanides, DPP-4 inhibitors, SGLT-2 inhibitors, GLP-1 analogs, Thiazolidinediones, Sulfonylureas, Glinides, Alpha-1 Glucosidase inhibitors, and insulin. Each class of meds helps your body lower your blood glucose in different ways.

These medications and how they work can be confusing… So, we’ve created the following infographic to help you understand each of your medications and how they work to improve your blood glucose levels.

One Drop’s Guide to Type 2 Diabetes Meds

Check out One Drop’s Guide to T2D Meds to learn:

  • the differences between the 9 classes of diabetes meds and how they work to lower blood glucose
  • the pros and cons of the 9 different meds

If you’re confused about your medication or just want to learn about the options available to you, read on! Let us know if this infographic helped you in the comments!




Rachel Sánchez-Madhur
Rachel Sánchez-Madhur

Living with T1D for 23+ years. Low-carb foodie, wine enthusiast, yogi, and dog-lover. Consumer Marketing, Strategy, and Customer Success at One Drop.