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Sitagliptin and Metformin

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In general, treatment for type 2 diabetes begins with lifestyle changes (for example, weight loss, exercise, and diet). If lifestyle changes alone are not effective in managing diabetes, medication (such as sitagliptin and metformin) may be necessary.
The main goal of diabetes medication is to lower blood sugar levels enough to reduce your risk of developing problems related to the condition, such as heart, nerve, eye, or kidney problems. Because sitagliptin and metformin can lower blood sugar levels, people may be able to lower their risk for developing problems related to high blood sugar by taking it.
The medication is quite effective at controlling blood sugar. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, you may need to combine sitagliptin and metformin with another diabetes medicine. You may also wish to consider a substitute for sitagliptin and metformin. These could include other diabetes drugs, either by themselves or in combination.
(Click Janumet Alternatives to learn more about alternatives for sitagliptin and metformin.)
You can also learn about controlling diabetes through lifestyle choices in the following eMedTV articles:
7 Signs of High Blood Sugar

Sitagliptin and Metformin (Janumet)

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