Oral glucose lowering agents (oral anti-diabetic medications): These are the tablets that are used to treat diabetes.  There are different types of tablets available that are used to treat different aspects of diabetes. The 2 main types of tablets that are used are:

  • Sensitizers (metformin) are used to treat insulin resistance
  • Secretagogues: (Sulphonylureas are the most commonly used tablets) these are used to stimulate (kick start) the pancreas (beta-cells) to make more insulin

Often your doctor will prescribe these 2 types of tablets together.