If You Have Type 2 Diabetes
When you have diabetes, you have too much glucose, or sugar, in your blood. This can cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and blindness. People with diabetes who do not lower their blood sugar usually live about 8 years less than people who do not have diabetes.
Lowering Your Blood Sugar
Some people with type 2 diabetes can lower their blood sugar by changing the way they eat, by exercising, and by losing weight. Over time, most people also need an oral diabetes drugs.
The good folks at Consumer Reports have prepared the following list of common drugs and the monthly costs.