Oral Medications (cont.)
Sulfonylureas include the drugs Glipizide, Glimepiride, and Glyburide.
How it helps
Sulfonylureas prevent the liver from absorbing insulin from the bloodstream.
Sulfonylureas cause the pancreas to release more insulin.
What to watch for
Sulfonylureas may cause very low blood sugar. Make sure to have a snack or sugar on hand in case you feel the symptoms of low blood sugar.
Sulfonylureas will become less effective as your diabetes progresses. Speak with your doctor regularly for treatment options.