Diabetes Medication and Equipment
This module will cover a few of the most common diabetes medications and some of the essential equipment. If you've just been diagnosed with diabetes, it may seem confusing at first. However, once you understand how and why to take your medications, you will be once step closer to taking control over your diabetes.
Over the course of this module, we will examine the medications Metformin and insulin. Metformin is a tablet drug for diabetes, and in 2017 it was the 4th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States. Insulin is a less common medication; it is only prescribed in later stages of type 2 diabetes. Insulin is an injected medication. We'll learn not only about how insulin works, but also how to properly inject it.
After learning about these diabetic medications, we will go over the essential diabetic equipment. The most important piece of equipment is going to be you blood glucose monitor. Depending on the condition of your diabetes, you may need to use this device 1-2-3 or more times per day. You will learn how to use it, and why it's essential to use it as often as your doctor recommends.