Medications Used for Diabetes Mellitus

  • Haya Abu GhazalehEmail author
  • Ehsan Khan


The focus of this chapter is the pathophysiology of the two predominant types of diabetes and their pharmacological management. The overall aim of treating diabetes is blood glucose management. This includes attempting to avoid high and low blood glucose levels occurring, thereby reducing the risk of complications. The management of diabetes is frequently demanding and multifactorial; understanding the pharmacological therapies available for the contemporary treatment of diabetes is a central aspect of a nurse’s knowledge and skill.


Insulin Biguanides Sulphonylureas Glinides SGLT2 inhibitors Incretins 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College LondonLondonUK

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