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Different Ways of Taking Medication There are many kinds of medications. Some medications can be swallowed. Others have to be injected, or else they would be broken down in the stomach before reaching the bloodstream. Some are inhaled. The main ways of taking medication for diabetes are shown below. Injected Oral Chapter 5: Taking Medication Your Medications Medication How the Medication Works Name of your medication: ______________________________ Name of your medication: ______________________________ Name of your medication: ______________________________ Name of your medication: ______________________________ Name of your medication: ______________________________ Name of your medication: ______________________________ Name of your medication: ______________________________ Name of your medication: ______________________________ This workbook is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Only your doctor can diagnose and treat a medical problem. ©2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 StayWell, LLC. www.staywell.com 800-333-3032 All rights reserved. Made in the USA. Print out this handy medication list. Understanding Insulin Many people with type 2 diabetes end up needing insulin. Taking insulin can give you greater flexibility in your daily blood glucose management. You will learn how to adjust your dosage based on your blood glucose goals, meal plan, and activity level. Talk with your health care provider about the types of insulin. You may need to use more than one type. PLAY VIDEO Insulin and Diabetes Oral medications Pills Injections Shots given using a syringe or pen-like device Inhaled medications Medications that are breathed in Insulin pumps Devices that can deliver a steady amount of insulin 24 hours a day 41


Living Well with Diabetes
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