Healthy Living: Type 2 Drugs for Type 1 Patients

People with type 1 diabetes need artificial insulin to survive.

Without it, they can go blind, lose a limb, or develop life-threatening kidney problems or heart disease.

That’s why the search for new drugs and better treatments is critically important.

Instead of waiting years for new drugs to come through the pipeline, researchers are now testing old drugs and getting results.

We see how in Healthy Living.

Another common drug for type 2 diabetes, metformin, has also shown to reduce insulin needs for some type 1 diabetics while improving blood sugar control.

It’s important for patients with type 1 diabetes to discuss the pros and cons of each of these drugs to determine if any of them are an appropriate addition to their current treatment.

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