I’ve never meant anyone who “likes” to take medications for high blood sugar but recent research show how taking them early on in your journey can actually make it easier to control blood sugars for years to come.
Specifically, taking a “duo-therapy” or two types of medications that address 2 of the 8 known deficiencies associated with type 2 diabetes has a “legacy” (long-lasting) effect for your future blood sugars.
And new to the market, is a triple-therapy pill. I mean, why take 3 pills if you have to, when you can take 1 with the 3 meds that will help?
The FDA just approved a once-daily pill called Trijardy XR (it has Jardiance, Trajenta, and an extended-release formula of metformin). I know. It sounds like names from an episode of Star Trek, but each address deficiencies in the body.
Also on the market is Qternmet. It has Farxiga, Onglyza and metformin. Is it just me or do this sound like some of Santa’s reindeer? Our friends at Diatribe get into the nuance of how these help.
It’s great to have options to not have to take so many pills when you need to take pills.