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Thiazolidinediones – this form of drugs help insulin to work better in muscle and fat and to also reduce glucose (sugar) production in the liver. Thiazolidinediones is required to be taken once or twice a day with food.

As this drug is proven effective in lowering blood glucose levels, but in rare cases it can cause serious effect on the liver. For this reason, your healthcare provider will perform blood tests regularly to monitor the health and function of your liver.

Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors – this drug assist the body to lower blood glucose levels by blocking the breakdown of starches contain in food such as bread, potatoes, pasta and also some sugars in the intestine. Its action also slows the
rise in blood glucose (sugar) levels after each meal. Therefore, it should be taken before each meal. The only side effects of this drug may include gas and diarrhea.



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