Diabetes ABCs: S

December 24, 2012 at 10:00 am | Posted in Diabetes ABCs | Leave a comment
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Sulfonylureas
By Eileen B. Wyner, NP
Bulfinch Medical Group

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Sulfonylureas are a class of medications used to lower blood sugar in people with Type 2 Diabetes.  These oral agents increase the production of insulin from the beta cells of the pancreas. Sulfonylureas are typically taken once or twice daily before meals and can be used alone or in combination with insulin or other Type 2 Diabetes oral medications. This class of medications may cause severe hypoglycemia if taken incorrectly.

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